The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to extend the harmonious working relationship it had with the outgoing Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu, to the newly appointed Managing Director of the company, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, adding that the synergy will go a long way in repositioning the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.
The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Joseph T. Dawha, made this pledge during a courtesy call on him at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, by the top management of SPDC to formally introduce the new helmsman.
The GMD assured that the NNPC was ready to work with the new MD of Shell so that Nigeria will continue to exploit its abundant hydrocarbon resources through the joint venture arrangement between NNPC and SPDC and described Sunmonu as a core professional who brought his expertise to bear on the operations of the company while in service.
Earlier, the outgoing MD of Shell, Mr. Sunmonu, said the visit was to formally introduce the new helmsman of SPDC, whom he said had understudied him for months before the announcement of his appointment.
Sunmonu expressed gratitude to the NNPC for all the support he enjoyed and appealed for similar collaboration with the new helmsman’s of the SPDC.