L-R: Hon. Justice Pearl Enejere (Rtd.), Pro Pro-Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto; Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; and Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, Vice-Chancellor of the University, During a Meeting at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, FCT Photo: NNPC

NNPC, UDUS to collaborate on development of energy conversion, storage

*The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced its readiness to partner with Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on energy transition and renewable energy, as key features of the Corporation’s new business focus

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In a move to encourage the application of researches and expert initiatives in the country’s academia for the common good of all, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) also known as Udusok, have pledged to collaborate on the development of energy inter-conversion and storage as a catalyst for Nigeria’s economic development and transformation.

Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, and Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, Vice-Chancellor of the University, made the commitment during a visit by members of the University Council, led by the University’s Pro-Chancellor, Hon. Justice Pearl Enejere (rtd) to the former.

Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, in a statement Friday said Malam Kyari, welcomed the University Management to the NNPC, and challenged them to always champion the development and transformation of their local communities through research and innovation.

The NNPC GMD stated: “It is high time universities connected to the world. It is also high time researches left the drawing board and came to work for the communities.

“Let us see how some of your abilities can be put to use for the common good of us all.” He explained that the Corporation is ready to collaborate with the university in the area of energy transition and renewable energy, which were key features of the Corporation’s new business focus, the statement noted.

Prof. Bilbis also urged both parties to serve as a catalyst for development so as to provide lasting solutions to country’s energy problems.

The Vice-Chancellor of UDUS commended Kyari on his stewardship at the NNPC so far, especially in the area of transparency and accountability which Bilbis said had engendered a positive transformation in the Corporation in particular and Nigerian oil and gas industry at large.

He noted: “NNPC is being transformed; we are seeing the NNPC of our dream. I believe if other sectors of the economy are doing like NNPC, Nigeria would work for all of us.”

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