NNPC Will Remain Transparent, Accountable to Nigerians, Says Mele Kyari



NNPC'll be transparent, accountable at all times - Mele Kyari

… as he bags “The Sun Man of The Year” Award


Olusola Bello



The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and chief executive officer of (NNPC), Mele Kyari  stated that the NNPC remains ever committed to conducting its operations with transparency and accountability.


He attributed the successes recorded by the Management Team of the NNPC to the freehand and support accorded him by Mr. President who has never interfered in the affairs of the NNPC.


Mele Kyeri who spoke after he was awarded “The Sun Man of The Year” Award  at The Sun Award Night said:  “What we have done in recent years is to ensure that we take out all the opaqueness in NNPC. We also ensured that we represent Nigerians and work for them.

He thanked the publishers of the newspaper for finding him worthy of the award over the 200 million Nigerians.



Kyari received the award in a ceremony attended by eminent Nigerians at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on Saturday. They include the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe; Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu; Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki; Former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu; captains of industries and seasoned public servants.


Speaking on the award, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Newspapers Ltd,  Onuoha Ukeh said  Mele Kyari was honoured for his doggedness and resilience in the way he managed the operations of the NNPC during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, which saw the economies of many countries across the word struggling for survival.


Explaining further, Ukeh said: “Take Mele Kyari and dissect. In addition to the record breaking N287bn profits posted for 2020, the best since inception 44 years, the NNPC which he heads published the Audited Financial Statements (AFS). It was trailblazing and a whiff of good fortune in a beleaguered entity and time.”

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