The NNPC Limited started its activities last week on a cheering note as it bagged the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Outstanding Partnership Award.
The award was for its robust adoption of technology in its business operations while the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Malam Mele Kyari was honoured with the Champion of ICT Award.
Speaking at the 2022 Awards and Dinner by the Abuja Chapter of the association which took place recently, its president, Mr Emmanuel Omoke, said a key factor that drives NNPC’s business success was its adoption of technology.
NNPC Group CEO, Kyari, who was represented by Lukman Giwa, General Manager, IT Policy and Strategy, said ISACA had contributed immensely to process automation and enhancement of business sustainability and human capital development not only in the oil and gas industry, but in the country in general.
On his part, Chairman of the occasion and Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isah Pantami commended the Abuja Chapter of ISACA for its support for the ministry’s programmes, including the digital economy solutions.
He tasked them to come up with initiatives on how to develop the digital economy sector.
ISACA Abuja is one of the 222 Chapters of ISACA International with head office in Chicago, USA and has over 148,000 members in 188 countries.
Members of the ISACA community span the breadth of the information and technology worlds, and include information systems audit, risk, compliance, governance and cyber security professionals.
Others are consultants, educators, regulators, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers and internal auditors.
NNPC Bags Outstanding Partnership Award
Also last week, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva set up a committee on National Petroleum Policy development fund.
This was in a bid to reposition the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to enable it function within the framework of the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Committee in Abuja, Chief Sylva noted that there was need to professionalise the ministry to make it attractive to the right caliber of professionals to enable it service the industry.
The Committee is headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Kamoru Busari, with other members drawn from all the departments in the ministry.