Vandals hurting Nigeria’s economy, says NNPC

NNPC MD Maikanti Baru
NNPC GMD, Dr Maikanti Baru

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has appealed to oil pipeline vandals to desist from such nefarious activity, saying the conduct is not only harmful to the environment but equally hazardous to the economy.

Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) who was at the NNPC Towers Abuja for a business meeting, Baru said petroleum pipeline pulverization presented a loss-loss scenario for the vandal, the environment and the economy.

He restated the NNPC commitment to best industry standards in Health Safety and the Environment, (HSE), noting that the Corporation does not embark on any project without a duly certified Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

A statement issued on Friday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC,  Ndu Ughamadu quoted the GMD as saying:“All our projects also go through commissioning and decommissioning and we do it in accordance with prevailing world standards and our environmental practices are in line with the latest International Standard Organization (ISO) specification. ’’

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