The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) affirms that it remains committed to the promotion of a sustainable environment in all its operations, stressing that its energy transition program and its support for carbon neutral projects are proof of this commitment.
The company’s group chief executive, Mallam Mele Kyari, said at an event organized by the Group’s Health, Safety and Environment department to mark this year’s World Environment Day.
He said the oil and gas industry and in particular the NNPC are aware of the impact of their operations on the environment and have therefore been at the forefront of efforts to preserve the environment wherever they operate. .
Mallam Kyari said it was in line with the philosophy of environmental sustainability for the oil and gas industry to lead an evolution towards energy transition and adopt carbon neutral activities.
âThe oil and gas industry is also leading an evolution towards energy transition where our activities become carbon neutral. This means that we have more respect for the environment, we conduct our business in such a way that the impact on the environment is at a minimum, ” Kyari said.
The GMD said the NNPC and its industry partners have been successful in minimizing oil spills and have measures in place to ensure that even when spills do occur, they are immediately contained, adding that restoring l he environment was now a front line business in the oil and gas industry. .
He said the NNPC will continue to engage stakeholders, regulatory institutions and global partners to ensure the environment is preserved for generations to come.
Earlier in a keynote address, the GMD congratulated Pakistan for hosting this year’s World Environment Day and expressed hope that Nigeria would be the first African country to host the global event.
In his remarks, the Director of General Services Operations, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, said that the NNPC will strive to conduct its activities in harmony with the ecosystem and the theme of World Environment Day 2021: âEcological restoration and resetting of our relationship with natureâ.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Group, Ing. Hussaini Alli, said it was necessary for everyone to work towards preserving and preserving the environment, stressing that the goal of World Environment Day is to raise awareness and galvanize people so that ‘they take positive measures to preserve the environment.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 of each year.
Pakistan was the global host of this year’s event which saw the launch of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration.