NNPC beats Customs, NCC to win best website award 


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) might not be your favourite government company but it is wowing the tech world as it has won the 2016 Phillips Consulting/WebJurists award for best website and overall social media use among federal parastatals in Nigeria.

It beat the sites of Nigerian Communications Commission and the Nigerian Customs Service, which came second and third respectively.

The Group General Manager of Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu said the honour was jointly awarded by Web-Jurists, a website rating outfit and Phillips Consulting, a renowned business and management consulting company.

It quoted Maikanti Baru, NNPC’s Group Managing Director, as saying, “Our website as well as other social media platforms have become veritable media where we make public NNPC’s monthly operational and financial reports among others, which underscore our commitment to probity”, Baru stated.

The award organisers reviewed increase in brand awareness and loyalty, managing brand reputation, richer visitor experiences and ability to generate higher leads on conversations.

The statement said the WebJurists had been galvanising innovation and forward-thinking in website service delivery in Nigeria for more than 12 years.

WebJurists award is the result of research conducted into website best practices and effectiveness. It aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of websites.

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