The Media Initiative for Transparency in Extractive Industries (MITEI), has joined other stakeholders and millions of Nigerians to congratulate the newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, rging him to push the frontier of transparency in the nations oil and gas sector further.
MITEI, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Mr Udo Bassey, said Kyari’s appointment was well deserved adding that the group is glad that President Muhammadu Buhari found Kyari fit for the job.
“As a national network of specialized group of journalists, committed to promote
transparency and accountability in the extractive industries, MITEI believes there are hardly any choice that could have been better than your good self, if
the momentum of the great reforms your predecessor begun in NNPC in particular and the country’s oil and gas industry are to be sustained,” Mr Bassey said.
He added that “As a well-known transparency champion, and one always willing to embrace the principles of transparency and accountability in all processes involving all aspects of NNPC operations, MITEI is confident you are the best fit for the job at this time.”
While urging the new NNPC boss to use his exalted office to push the frontiers of openness, transparency and accountability to new heights in all spheres of NNPC business, the Mr Bassey added that as a group committed to reporting issues and activities of the country’s extractive industries, with a focus on promoting transparency and accountability, MITEI assures the new NNPC GMD of its unalloyed support and cooperation to help realize his mandate.