NPDC targets 400,000 barrels production per day
As the controversy over capacity of crude oil exploring companies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries to produce enough petroleum products for local consumption continues, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) said it has targeted the production of 400,000 bpd for the next three years. MD of NPDC, Yusuf Matashi stated this yesterday in Benin during the NNPC Health Safety and Environment (HSE) week.
Earlier, the MD of NNPC, Maikantu Baru called for adherence to safety at work place and clean environment. Represented by the General Manager, HSE, Maxwell Ogoh who stood in for the MD of NPDC, Yusuf Matashi, Baru said his management has designed HSE into every project embarked by the company.
In his lecture; “The environment is ours to enjoy, preserve it,” Professor Emmanuel Ukpebor lamented the low interest shown by Nigerians to the environment, a factor he said has contributed largely to the low life expectancy ratio in Nigeria presently.