Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has inaugurated the Centre for Inland Basin Studies, for petroleum research and studies at ABU Zaria.
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Inaugurating the centre, at phase 2 of the university, the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kolo Kyari “said for over seven years the NNPC has been collaborating and supporting Nigerian Universities with research technology, development and innovation across different fields of operations.
“This is as the NNPC transit to a fully commercial energy company of global excellence.” He said.
The Group Managing Director explained that the centre which is aimed at serving as the hub for research on hydrocarbon resources is equipped with modern lecture halls, library and seminar rooms, equipment section and laboratories including a dedicated section for automation.
Represented by Hajiya Farida Katagum, the Group Executive Director, Corporate Services, Mele Kyari said the project was initiated in 2018 based on the request of the University for NNPC’s intervention in the construction of the centre for Inland basin studies.
“As a technology-driven energy company, NNPC believes that real progress can only be possible when corporate organization support and strengthen educational Institutions which in turn will support and strengthen them back with new knowledge and better ways of delivering services to humanity.” The GMD noted.
Earlier the Vice-Chancellor, ABU Prof Kabir Bala, represented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Ahmed Ibrahim Doko while appreciating the intervention of the company, pledged to make judicious use of the facility.
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