The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachikwu, has pledged his commitment to practising full transparency in the corporation’s work.
This was said during a meeting with NNPC employees in Abuja.
The NNPC MD plans to ensure such transparency through the periodic publication of the corporation’s financial transactions, noting that the first publication should be expected in September.
“I want transparency. Beginning from next month, I want to be able to publish what the company makes. I have told the President that as from next week I will be sending him weekly reports,” he said.
The culture of transparency, he continued, should begin with establishing the current financial status of the corporation.
Furthermore, Kachikwu vowed to order a forensic audit “to tell us where we are”.
Speaking to the board in general, he said: “You are the best consultants there are. While there may be need to refer certain issues to consultants, ultimately you are the ones who will implement whatever recommendations they come up with; you are the ones who have been around and who understand the system and so you are the ones who should drive the change.”