Host communities of oil and gas installations across the country have been assured of their role as stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and have been enjoined to see themselves in the light of stakeholders while treating their guests and operators of such facilities as partners whose only interest is to bring development and prosperity to their domain.  

According to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, who assured the host communities of a sustained and symbiotic engagement with the national oil company, said it aimed at entrenching mutually beneficial partnership with the industry. 

Kyari made the pledge in response to a message of goodwill on his appointment by the Host Communities of Oil Installations in the Niger Delta, during a recent visit to the NNPC Towers, Abuja, led by its Leader, Comrade Atuake Solomon and Organizing Secretary, Dr. Peter Ikeagwu. 

NNPC spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu in a statement stated that the NNPC GMD and the Corporation would expand the prevailing cordial relationship with its various host communities to achieve set goals and targets in this regard.   

According to the statement, the new NNPC Management under the leadership of Mallam Mele Kayri is evolving a relationship where members of host communities would consolidate their roles as stakeholders cum participants in NNPC’s business of superintending over the nation’s vast hydrocarbon resources. 

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