Baru declares 12-point agenda for NNPC

Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru has enumerated a 12 point agenda that will be the goal of the corporation under his watch.

Addressing staff during his maiden Town Hall meeting with staff of the corporation in Abuja on Wednesday, Baru said the theme of the agenda is “Moving NNPC Forward…Together.”

According to him, “in the race to change the fortunes of our dear Corporation for the better, I cannot do it all alone. Therefore, we are all in this together.”

The GMD outlined details of the agenda to include security, new business models, Joint Venture cash calls, production and reserve growth, NPDC growth, gas development, oil and gas infrastructure, refinery upgrade and expansion.

He explained that under his watch, NNPC will continue with the previous initiatives to further grow the business and increase profitability as envisioned by the founders of the Corporation.

“The NNPC is today in transition for positive reform. A transition to autonomy, profitability and growth. This transition is not only inevitable but imperative in the light of current business realities and the onus on NNPC to deliver on its statutory mandate,” Dr. Baru declared.

“We have a collective responsibility to ensure the success of this ongoing reform in NNPC. The task of doing so begins with you and me, by changing our attitude; particularly, the way we work and do business.

“We are all required to develop mindsets that emphasize diligence, commitment and sacrifice. Therefore, it is indeed not going to be business as usual’’, the GMD stressed.

Baru noted that in line with the NNPC’s mission statement of being an integrated oil and gas company engaged in adding value to the nations hydrocarbon for the benefit of Nigerians, the Corporation under him would focus on a 12 point agenda to support and drive the actualization of the mission.

Responding on behalf of the staff, the NNPC Group Chairman of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), Comrade Mathew Duru expressed the readiness of the unions to support Baru and his management team to succeed in their onerous task to reposition the corporation for growth and profitability.