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In Houston OTC, Baru Bags 2019 PETAN Award for Local Content Dev’t


The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, was conferred with the 2019 Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the development of the local content in the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry.

A release today in Abuja by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the award was conferred on Dr. Baru during the 2019 PETAN Award and Dinner Night as part of activities to herald the golden anniversary of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Baru, who was represented by the corporation’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, Mallam Bello Rabiu, said the award would further spur the existing collaboration between NNPC and the indigenous companies.

Explaining that the support for the growth and development of local oil and gas companies would continue to receive the attention of NNPC, Dr. Baru stressed that by so doing, more jobs would be created, and the Nigerian economy would continue to blossom for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Speaking shortly after presenting the award, PETAN Chairman, Mr. Bank Anthony Okoroafor, said the Association’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on the NNPC GMD following his tireless support and determination to grow the indigenous oil and gas companies in-country.

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