June 19, 2024

Kyari bags Champion Newspapers’ energy icon award

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The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, has emerged the Champion Newspapers’ 2023 most outstanding energy icon of the year.

Kyari was given the honour during the newspapers’ annual awards ceremony held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Conferring the award on the Kyari, the Chairman of the awards ceremony and chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa said Kyari has distinguished himself as an exceptional Nigerian for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s economic development, especially in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

He said it was noteworthy that under Kyari, NNPC attained profitability, for the first time in its over four decades of existence.

Responding shortly after receiving the award, Kyari, who was represented at the ceremony by NNPC’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye said the award will spur him to do more for the nation’s oil and gas industry.

“In a year that has been full of unprecedented challenges and transformative shift for the oil and gas industry, not only in Nigeria but globally, this award represents the crucial role that NNPC plays in safeguarding Nigeria’s energy security,” he added.

Earlier in her remarks, the Group Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the Champion Newspapers Group, Dr. Mrs. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa said Kyari has distinguished himself as an exceptional Nigerian for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s economic development, especially in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

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