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NNPC, Stakeholders Create New Measures To Sanitise Oil Sector

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Stakeholders in the nation’s oil and gas sector has called for collaborative measures to put an end to some wrong actions that could destroy investments, properties and endanger the lives of the residents in the country.

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Joseph Akinlaja, Mordecia Ladan, Zonal Operations Controller, Departmemt of Petroleum Resources Abuja, Audu Abba made the call along side others at the Annual General stakeholders Meeting of the DPR, Abuja Zone .

The Department of Petroleum Resources  disclosed that the government would place restrictions on operators and ensure that owners of illegal outlets , particularly fillings station and gas plants, standardize their facilities before the end of first quarter of 2019 .
Maikanti Baru, who was represented by NNPC Chief Operating Officer, (Downstream) Henry Nkem Obih noted that  strict compliance to the restriction was necessary to avoid problems that could negatively affect the growth of the nation’s oil sector and the economy.

He also urged operators to involve themselves in actions that would support the regulators in enforcing compliance in the industry.

Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources ,  Mordecai Ladan emphasized that the country is working towards developing better industry standards that will help achieve environmental preservation, quality, safe operation and adherence to lay down regulations and guidelines.

Reacting to the issue of pipeline explosion, the lawmaker stressed the need for urgent attention from stakeholders in the sector to avoid further explosions from pipelines and tankers.

Written By - Moyosola Okuneye
Edited By - Ruth Olatunde

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