Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has reiterated that the corporation will be an accountable and transparent institution under his leadership.
Kyari spoke on Monday night in Lagos at a social function.
According to him, public funds will always be utilised for public goods.
He also stated that the corporation was ready to deliver stable power supply to the nation’s domestic market through gas resources, stressing that without power there would be no prosperity.
He added that the NNPC is being held in trust for over 200 million Nigerians who are the shareholders of the company.
The GMD also noted that to achieve transparency and accountability in the corporation, critical and objective media like THISDAY Newspapers was needed.
He said: “One thing we realised is that this company must be accountable to Nigerians; this company must be transparent. And in this activity and in this effort, we do need critical and objective media…
“And by God’s grace, we are able to key into this reality that this company is an enabler company.
“This company can make a difference to the life of this country. This company can deliver gas to power in this country. This company can deliver gas to industry in this country; and this company can continue to be the energy security organisation of this country. All these are possible.
“We believe and we know that this is tough, but you know it is also possible. This is a country of hope, hope works and on hope we stand, and we know that we will deliver on this, because without power, as we all know, there is no prosperity.
“And we are poised to deliver power to domestic market through our gas resources. We are poised to ensure that this company is the pride of 200 million shareholders that we all represent here, and ultimately, we know that we are accountable to all of you.”