Non-Governmental Organization and pro-democracy group in Bauchi state known as ‘Bauchi Youth Democratic Actors Assembly, BAYODAA, has commended the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikantu Baru for his contribution towards bringing Nigeria out of economic recession in the recent time.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, leader of the group Ibrahim Saleh explained that some of the impactful projects carried out by the NNPC under the leadership of the NNPC GMD include, the Seven Critical Gas Development Project, 7CGDP, 614 kilometer Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, Gas Pipeline project, issuing updated oil and gas policy to enable NNPC raise more money in the capital market for the execution of more oil and gas projects in 2018 and beyond.
Comrade Saleh explained that such projects pointed out include, NNPC/NAOC JV Idu-Redevelopment, South Gas Project, North Gas Project and Central Gas Projects etc, saying the corporation is also excavating oil in some northern states Bauchi inclusive and the work is currently in progress.
”These programs have without gainsaying resulted in the speedy economic recovery and in turn led to the growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP. All these were achieved due to the GMD prudence, brilliance, intelligence and diligence decision he applied in the management of the oil company, the major source of revenue of the nation”.
He stated that he contributed towards bringing the country from recession in recent time and the revitalization of Nigeria’s economy as well as implementation of several interventions in parts of the nation in the areas of health, education which significantly improved the plight of citizens.
He also commended the NNPC GMD for donating the sum of N100 million this year to the victims of windstorm in Bauchi and Azare market fire disasters in order to bring succor to the masses.
The group also appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to retain Maikanti Baru as GMD of the corporation throughout his first and second tenures if he is reelected so that he could continue with the good work he has started towards moving the oil sector forward and boost revenue for the nation.