Newly-inaugurated Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari has promised that he will eradicate corruption in the corporation during his tenure.
Kyari also promised that NNPC will also deliver all of the four refineries before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
He said this on Monday at the formal handing over ceremony at the amphitheatre of the NNPC Towers in Garki, Abuja.
Kyari takes over from Maikanti Baru as the 19th GMD of the corporation following Baru’s statutory retirement.
While delivering his address, Kyari said: “There will be no corruption without discretion. We will work with all stakeholders within the NNPC group to ensure there is no discretion in the system.
“I recognise the weight of being a GMD of NNPC group. If anything I know there’s eternal accountability when I will stand before my Creator to give a full account of all my actions.
“We will build this company to enable it to compete with its global peers. We are not saying we will not make mistakes along the way, but we will not make deliberate mistakes.
“To my family members, from today, if you accept any gift from anyone, then it is not from me. So those who want to give my family members gifts, let them know that my family members can never influence me.