Melee Kyari, the incoming group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Monday vowed to make all the four refineries in the country working before 2023.
He made this pledge at the valedictory session organised for the outgoing group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, held at NNPC Towers in Abuja.
“We will deliver all our four refineries within the life of President Buhari’s administration. We shall seek strategic partnerships to ensure Nigeria becomes a net exporter of petroleum products,” he said.
He also stated his resolve not to compromise on his stand for transparency and accountability.
“To my family members, from today, if you accept any gift from anyone, then it is not from me. So those who want to give my family members gifts, let them know that my family members can never influence me,” he said.
In his remarks, he thanked President Buhari for the chance to serve with a promise to deliver on the mandate of the corporation.
“I’ll like to thank President Buhari for giving me the opportunity to serve. It is a challenge and I promise to do this job with integrity. I will never do anything against the interest of this Corporation,” he stated.
Melee Kyari was appointed June 20, 2019.