NNPC: Baru inaugurates committees on paperless operation

NNPC MD Maikanti Baru
NNPC GMD, Dr Maikanti Baru

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has said the state oil firm would soon go paperless in its operations.

Baru made this known while inaugurating two committees to achieve the purpose on Monday.

A statement issued by the NNPC Spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, said the committees were: The Systems Applications and Products (SAP) steering committee and the Group Process Council (GPC).

According to Baru, the committees will aid NNPC to transform its operations from paperless to digital form.

He said the committees would be responsible for a holistic implementation of SAP and emplace enterprise resource planning which would serve as enablers for the achievement of the corporation’s success.

Baru said SAP was the platform for driving the transformation agenda of NNPC and the 12 Business Focus Areas which include: Ensuring security of the industry assets, Developing new business models, Providing viable alternative funding to Joint Venture Cash Calls, Increasing the nation’s production and reserves base and Growing NPDC oil and gas production.

Others are: Effecting refinery upgrade and expansion, Embarking on renewable energy drive and frontier exploration, Rehabilitating the nation’s oil and gas infrastructure, Strengthening NNPC ventures and common services, Enhancing staff professionalism and Accountability as well as their welfare.

The NNPC boss said the platform had the potential to significantly influence the corporation’s ability to compete, operate effectively and create value.