The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC for changing the perception of the Corporation in the last four years.
Mr Okechukwu stated this when he led a delegation of the management staff of Voice of Nigeria on a courtesy call to the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Abuja, Nigeria.
VON DG applauded the improved global reputation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which he said was accentuated with the appointment of Mallam Mele Kyari as the Group Managing Director.
He noted that the elevation of Mallam Mele Kyari to the position of GMD of NNPC has helped to place a seal of credibility on the operations and activities of the Corporation.
VON DG explained that “Voice of Nigeria, VON, has the international broadcast capacity through its various outlets to properly inform the global audience of Nigeria’s positive and dominant roles in the oil and gas industry”.
He therefore solicited for a partnership between the two Organisations to achieve various projects of NNPC and other government programmes to foster economic growth in the country.
“We are determined to promote programmes and activities of Nigerian government in positive ways, since the past four years, NNPC has improved on its contributions to the socio- economic base in the country and we have to let the world be aware of that through our various means of information dissemination,” he said.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari described NNPC as the key player in the oil and gas industry in the country.
Mr. Kyari also stated that the determination of the Corporation is to partner with VON in the effective dissemination of information in relation to all its activities.
The Group Managing director while describing VON as unbiased international broadcasting organisation insisted that the NNPC would continue to maintain transparency and accountability in its day-to-day activities and commended the management of VON for its essential services in repositioning Nigeria for the better before the international community.
“We appreciate the contributions of Voice of Nigeria in promoting not only the activities of the NNPC but government activities before the world and we cannot miss the opportunity of keying into the good work of VON,” he said.
Mr. Kyari however urged Nigerians to cooperate with VON in its commitment in repositioning Nigerian image better before the globe.