The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says it remains committed to eliminating gas flare with a view to bequeathing a pollution-free environment to future generations of Nigerians
The corporation restated this commitment on Tuesday in Abuja at an event to mark the World Environment Day.
In a statement by its spokesman Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, urged members of staff to maintain a culture of working not to harm people or the environment.
Addressing the management and staff on the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Air Pollution”, the GMD who was represented by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ventures, Dr. Babatunde Adeniran, said NNPC had put in place measures to mitigate the impact of oil and gas exploration activities on the environment.
“As a corporate organization, NNPC is committed to reducing harmful emissions that can impact air quality and the well-being of the environment. We are committed to finding ways to fully commercialize our natural gas resources to eliminate gas flare in all existing future gas projects”, he said.
Dr Baru noted that air pollution was a major issue in today’s industrial world that needed all hands to be on deck to tackle.
Speaking at the event, the Guest Speaker, Mr. Goni Ahmed, former Director General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall, commended the NNPC for championing gas-flare reduction initiatives that had helped Nigeria move from 2nd to 7th position in the global gas flare rating.