The Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has said that the Corporation is adopting global approach in the bid to reposition the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, and in achieving the oil production target of 3million barrels per day.

While receiving a delegation from LukOil company, led by its vice president for the Americas, West Africa and Europe, Ivan Romanovsky, in his office on Tuesday, Kyari said the Corporation would leave no stone unturned to actualise the mandate of the federal government, especially revamping the refineries and meeting the oil production target.

“We are adopting a global approach to solving Industry problems, we will work with you to see how we can support each other, to leverage on your capabilities”, he declared. The NNPC boss invited the LukOil company delegation to participate in the upcoming bid rounds billed to hold in the near future.

Speaking earlier, Mr Romanovsky said Nigeria was a country of opportunities with a number of projects that his company and NNPC can leverage on. He noted that Nigeria had what it takes to achieve its production targets.

“I am pretty sure the goals that are set and the plans by the national oil company are achievable, especially with the help of international partners’’ Mr Romanovsky stated. On the refineries rehabilitation, he said his company was ready to support the NNPC not only to revamp the plants, but also to upgrade their capacity.

“We are open, more than glad to participate in upgrading the existing refineries, we have the knowledge and the technical-know-how”, he said.

Chibisi Ohakah 

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