Nigerian Gas Company HQ Stays in N’Delta–NNPC Insists
By Dipo Olowookere
For the umpteenth time, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured stakeholders in Delta State and the Niger Delta in general that it has no plan to relocate the headquarters of its subsidiary, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) from its present location in the state and the region to somewhere outside the region.
The agency assured that the focus of its current management under the headship of Mr Mele Kyari, was to ensure harmonious relationship with stakeholders and host communities in such a way as to entrench a win-win scenario for all concerned.
The NNPC, in a press release issued by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said this issue came up again because of a statement credited to the Deputy Senate President, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege.
Mr Ughamadu described the comments as unfortunate, saying it was wrong for the lawmaker to rely on rumour, which says the corporation was planning to relocate NGC headquarters from the Niger Delta region.
The statement urged the NGC host communities and other stakeholders to disregard the relocation tale which it described as totally false.
The agency maintained that the Deputy President of the Senate may have either been misinformed or was quoted out of context noting that the subject of relocation of NGC was never on the table for deliberation by the NNPC management.