The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has restated its commitment to eliminating gas flare in Nigeria. This according to the corporation is targeted at enhancing a pollution-free environment to future generations of Nigerians.
This was made known at an event held at the corporation’s headquarters in Abuja to mark the World Environment Day. According to a statement by the corporation’s group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu quoting the group managing director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, members of staff were urged to maintain the NNPC business culture of “working not to harm the people or the environment”.
Addressing the management and staff on the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Air Pollution”, the GMD who was represented by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ventures, Dr. Babatunde Adeniran, said NNPC had put in place a lot of measures to mitigate the impact of oil and gas exploration activities on the environment.
He said “as a corporate organization, NNPC is determined to reducing harmful emissions that can impact air quality and the well-being of God’s creatures in all aspects of our operations. We are committed to finding ways to fully commercialize our natural gas resources to eliminate gas flare in all existing future gas projects”.
Leadership reported that Baru noted that air pollution was a major issue in today’s industrial world that needed all hands to be on deck to tackle. Also, a guest speaker at the event, Mr. Goni Ahmed, former Director General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall lauded the NNPC for championing gas flare reduction initiatives that had helped Nigeria move from 2nd to 7th position in the global gas flare rating.