The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPS) with collaboration of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd. set to position the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry for growth and development.
The Director-General, NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, discussed this when he led a delegation from the institute on a courtesy visit to the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, in Abuja.
Omotayo said that the collaboration would give the enactment of strategic policies to better position the Nigerian oil and gas industry for growth and development
He said that NIPSS would also collaborate in the area of infrastructural development and capacity building for NNPC as the transformational process in the oil and gas industry proceed.
“We have a very fruitful discussion with the GMD, NNPC is transforming and we believe that NIPSS being the foremost think-thank in Nigeria should engage with NNPC to ensure that the transformational process in the oil and gas is valid.”
He said that the NIPSS which is under the direct control of the presidency had looked at the Nigeria oil and gas industry, adding that it could only take a man with courage like President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out such reform.