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The National Petroleum Investment Management Services MISSION

(NAPIMS) in the Exploration and Production Directorate To enhance the benefits accruing to the
of NNPC is an integral arm of the Corporation which Federation from its investments in the upstream
manages Government investments in the Joint Ventures, petroleum industry through effective cost control
Production Sharing Contracts and other contract & supervision of JV & PSC operations, as well as
agreements in the upstream sector of the industry. opening up new frontiers.
NAPIMS also markets the Federations accruable crude
and engages in direct exploration.
Head Office: 8/10 Bayo Kuku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos. To become top class portfolio managers of
Telephone: 01-2692281 government investment in the Oil and Gas
Website: www.napims.com Upstream Sector.
t is my joy and privilege to welcome you to the 3rd Quarter The NNPC is vigorously pursuing its transformation agenda
2011 Edition of your interesting and educative magazine which is steadily gaining grounds across the Corporation.
NAPIMS NEWS. It is so delightful to note the interest We have sought the views of some NNPC staff about the
it elicits amongst the readership. We appreciate this and ongoing transformation process.
urge you to continue sending in your contributions.
Our commitment to Sustainable Community Development
The Federal Government has declared its commitment to is imperative as it has become the panacea for ensuring an
actualizing economic transformation for the nation by environment conducive for our JV/PSC operations in the
optimizing the potentials of the nations abundant gas Niger Delta. In continuation of our series on various projects
resources. This, it will do through effective gas utilization embarked upon by the Operators, we highlight the efforts
and monetization amongst other policy measures. This hint of the NNPC/MPNU JV in complementing governments
was dropped by the Honourable Minister of Petroleum effort at developing our host communities.
Resources Mrs Dieziani Alison-Madueke at the just
concluded 15 th Edition of the Society of Petroleum We have also included for your delight, a continuation of
Engineers Annual Conference & Exhibition held in Abuja. the article on Enjoying Teenage Parenting. We have also
included articles on Leadership Excellence, Conflict
In commemoration of the 2011 World Environment Day, Resolution and Climate Change.
the GGM, NAPIMS, Mr. Morrison A. Fiddi planted a tree
and also enjoined all staff to follow suit and ensure that all Also in this edition, our medical experts have dealt
hands are on deck towards protecting the environment. comprehensively with the issue of breast cancer. You will
learn of the early warnings and need for a regular check
Nipex has just concluded its Supplier Enlightenment and up. This is a must read for all.
Sensitization Workshop held at various locations across the
country. The thrust of the campaign is to strengthen the HAPPY READING !!!
new contracting processes and suppliers role in ensuring
its success.

Napims Marks World
Environment Day pg 6

NNPC/MPNU Joint Venture

Community Development
Efforts pg 16
Transformation Posters
EDITORIAL Editor pg 18
Helen Nkwo
Editor-In-Chief Breast Cancer
Design/Production pg 22
Kennie A. Obateru
Deputy Editor-In-Chief 08023178885
Philo Okonkwo (Mrs.)
NAPIMS News is a quarterly journal of the NATIONAL PETROLEUM
Services Unit of NNPC for distribution to staff, and the public, free.
All inputs to the publication should be forwarded to
okonkwophilo@yahoo.co.uk The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not
helen.nkwo@nnpcgroup.com, nkwohelen@yahoo.com necessarily reflect the views of the Corporation.

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By: Helen Nkwo/Sokey Gaibo

The Honourable Minister of Petroleum Dr. (Mrs) Diezani Alison-Madueke (2nd right) flanked by the GMD, NNPC
Engr. Austen Oniwon (2nd left) and the President, SPE Worldwide Mr. Alain Labastie (1st right) and the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Petroleum, Engr. Sheikh Goni (1st left) at the 2011 SPE Conference

The Federal Government has government to leverage on its assigned the Obligations to the
pledged to monetize the nations professionalism in the area of oil and respective gas producers.
abundant gas resources for gas exploitation and development. Generated Gas Resource
economic growth and development Sourcing Data
by putting in place the required In its effort to optimize the gas Establishing a Swapping
policy framework and strategic potentials of the nation, the Ministry of Mechanism for effective
initiatives. Petroleum Resources, has enforced the delivery of gas to consumers
Domestic Gas Supply Obligation with minimal pipeline
Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of (DGSO) by infrastructure.
the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Annual Conference and Exhibition, the Establishing Domestic Gas Also the implementation of the critical
President and Commander-in-Chief of Supply Obligation (DGSO) aspects of the Nigeria Gas Master Plan
the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Allocation Model and has is ongoing. These are all geared
Jonathan Ebele Goodluck, who was
represented by the Honourable
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs
Diezani Alison-Madueke outlined
various policy objectives being pursued
in an integrated manner to give impetus
to the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian
economy. Amongst these policy
objectives is the need to increase the
pace of oil and gas exploration
development and production with a
view to continually increase the
nations reserve base and producibility.

Dr. Jonathan commended The Society

of Petroleum Engineers for The Honourable Minister accompanied by the GMD, NNPC Engr. Austen Oniwon,
continuously providing the platform for inspecting NPDCs Exhibition stand led by the MD, NPDC, Engr. Abiye Membere

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towards maximizing the potentials of interaction between government as Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Ltd.
this natural resource for economic policy maker and professionals who (APDNL), Baker Hughes etc.
growth. are the policy implementers.
NipeX exhibition at the conference was
In a closing speech delivered by the The theme of the conference was spiced with a quiz contest on its
Group Managing Director of NNPC, Global Energy Dynamics: Challenges operations. The contest which was a
Engr. Austen Oniwon, reiterated the and Opportunities in the African strategy for creating awareness on
resolve of NNPC to transform the Region. The conference featured a NipeX operations targeted Suppliers
nations gas resources into a premium number of technical papers, panel who participated at the conference.
revenue yielding resource. He solicited sessions and seminars, aimed at The quiz contest was instrumental in
the commitment of the Oil and Gas deriving maximum value from the attracting visitors to the NipeX booth.
industry stakeholders towards gas nations energy sector.
flare-out through gas utilization and NipeX facilitated strategic alliance
monetization. A number of companies (Buyers and between foreign investors and Nigerian
Suppliers) in the industry also companies by referring such inquirers
This years conference/exhibition was showcased their service offerings. to Petroleum Technology Association
the 35 th edition and took place on Some of the companies included: Shell of Nigeria (PETAN).
August 1-3, 2011 at Transcorp Hilton, Petroleum Development Company
Abuja. The event attracted a large (SPDC), Chevron Nigeria Limited In keeping with its Vision/Mission
cream of industry professionals and top (CNL), Nigerian Agip Oil Company statements, NipeX obtained
ranking government dignitaries from (NAOC), Nigerian Petroleum customers feedback and product
Nigeria and neighbouring countries. To Development Company (NPDC), improvement initiatives from the
this extent, the conference served as Schlumberger Nigeria Limited, Addax conference for the purpose of
a veritable platform for effective continuously improving its deliverables.

A cross section of participants at the SPE Opening Ceremony

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he World Environment Day enumerated the importance of forest
(WED) is an annual event which include the following;
described the biggest and most
widely celebrated global day for Forests play a key role in our battle
positive environmental action. World against climate change; storing
Environment Day activities take place carbon and sucking in carbon
all year round but climax on the 5th of dioxide from the atmosphere
June every year. It has grown to which would have contributed to
become one of the main vehicles World global warming, locking it
through which the United Nations into their biomass.
(UN) stimulates worldwide awareness
of the environment and encourages They provide essential services to
political attention and action by all. every aspect of life. By regulating
water for many of the worlds
The theme for 2011 is FORESTS: rivers, they help secure water
NATURE AT YOUR SERVICE. quality, and supply nearly half of Mr. Morrison Fiddi, GGM NAPIMS
This is due to increased deforestation the worlds largest cities. They
and forests degradation and its also help decrease the impacts of They also provide homes, security
environmental consequences. It was storms and floods, whilst helping and livelihoods for 60 million
celebrated in NAPIMS on the 6th of control erosion. Indigenous people, whilst
June 2011 in a very colourful way. The contributing to the livelihoods of 1.6
ceremony took place at no 36/ 38 As the most biologically diverse billion people worldwide.
Gerrard Road Ikoyi, Lagos, with an ecosystems on land, forests are
opening speech from the GGM, home to more than half of Forests cover 31% of total land
NAPIMS Mr. M. A. FIDDI. He terrestrial species, from the great area while at the same time
apes to the smallest of creatures. supporting 80% of terrestrial

A cross section of staff listening to the GGM, NAPIMSs address during the commemoration of the
World Environment Day (WED) in NAPIMS

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The GGM NAPIMS, Mr. M. A. Fiddi planting a tree to commemorate the World Environmental Day (WED)

biodiversity that live in them. forest conservation and sustainable planting of a tree by the GGM within
Many of the Worlds most consumption for green growth. the premises in a celebration of the
threatened and endangered occasion. In her closing remarks, the
animals live in these forests, In conclusion, the GGM admonished Deputy Manager HSSE, Mrs. R.D.
making them crucial to sustaining NAPIMS staff saying, On this World Falomo thanked all participants and
ecosystems. Environment Day, let us vow to urged them to always safeguard the
contribute in our own individual or environment.
36 million acres of natural forest collective way to guard against
are lost each year. World deforestation and forests degradation Plant a tree today for clean air
Environment Day (WED) chose for our own present benefit and the tomorrow.
this years theme, Forests: Nature benefit of our future generations. The
at Your Service, to encourage highpoint of the occasion was the Courtesy: NAPIMS HSSE Dept.

An array of potted plants

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he Nigerian Petroleum Exchange (NipeX) is a division documents to is on the registration form. If these
of NAPIMS, which is a Corporate Services Unit of documents are to be sent by courier, the courier
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation company should be instructed to collect payment
(NNPC). It was set up to improve the Contracting and receipt for the Application Fee via a Return Mail
Procurement processes in the upstream sector of the service.
Nigerian Oil and Gas industry. It is an electronic platform On receiving these documents and confirming
that links Buyers with Suppliers in the procurement of goods payment of the registration fee, NipeX shall send
and services by establishing industry-wide standards for (via e-mail address provided on the form) a User
transacting business in a fast, efficient and transparent ID and Password that would be used to log onto
manner. the NipeX Portal to fill in the pre-qualification
NipeX has indeed come to stay as all players in the upstream
sector of the industry have embraced it for the purpose of
processing contracts. NipeX only processes contracts that
are above the Operators threshold, which are those valued
With the User ID and Password issued you, log
at 500,000USD (five hundred thousand dollars) and above
onto the NipeX portal to access, complete and
for the Joint Venture companies and 250,000USD (two
submit the JQS pre-qualification questionnaire and
hundred and fifty thousand dollars) for the Production
forward hard copies of supporting documents to
Sharing Contract companies.
NipeX JQS Team
To be able to take advantage of the ample opportunities in Should you encounter any challenge in completing
the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry, Suppliers the questionnaire, you may contact customer support
registered in Nigeria need to get uploaded onto the NipeX personnel beneath the questionnaire for assistance.
Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database. The following NipeX quality-checks the questionnaire for
are the steps to get on board the NJQS database: accuracy and notifies the supplier of any
amendments where necessary
STEP I: (ACCESS/COMPLETE AN NJQS NipeX uploads information provided by the supplier
APPLICATION FORM) to the JQS database
Log onto NipeX web site (www.nipexng.com) Supplier receives confirmation that their
questionnaire has been completed correctly.
On the home page, click on NipeX JQS Supplier is then placed on queue for Audit
Application Form under the message board and Verification
download the form
NB. To facilitate the completion of your NJQS online
Complete the form and make a payment of 200 questionnaire process, the following documents of
US Dollars or 25,000 Naira to NipeX bank accounts your organization have to be handy:
at GT Bank or UBA Plc. Relevant information to 1. CAC certificate of Incorporation
this is on the Application Form. Ensure that payment 2. State Tax clearance certificate with Tin No
is made in the name of your company. 3. Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
Send the form and the original copy of the deposit
slip to NipeX office. The address to send these

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4. A copy of your companys Audited Account. essence is to acquaint supplier in advance with the
5. A letter of Reference from main Banker. requirements of the audit exercise.
6. Form C02 (Allotment of Shares)
7. Form C07 (List of Directors) CONCLUSION
8. Printed & Signed Copy of Declaration form. The audit exercise is the last stage of the NipeX pre-
9. A copy of your Workman Compensation Policy document qualification process. It is only by concluding this stage that
(if available) a supplier can participate in the bidding process for jobs
10.A copy of your companys Health and Safety Policy (If above the operators threshold.
The audit exercise is essentially aimed at aligning indigenous
STEP III (VISIT BY THE INDUSTRY AUDIT TEAM) companies processes with best practice, as well as ensuring
On successfully completing the on-line their compliance with statutory requirements. The audit
questionnaire, onsite verification shall be carried out does not have any punitive tendencies, hence a window
by the industry audit team. of thirty (30) days is usually given to address observed
Supplier is scheduled for the audit only when they non compliances (if any); after which a close-out
have successfully completed the questionnaire. meeting is held and a NipeX Audit Certificate issued
An audit notification/module is sent to supplier a eventually.
minimum of two weeks before the audit date. The

NipeX Holds Supplier Enlightenment and

Sensitization workshop at different locations
By: Uma, Pascal. A.

The approved NipeX Supplier Enlightenment and 2. Optimizing the public opportunities as advertised
Sensitization Campaign held from August 10th -23rd, 2011 at by the Oil and Gas Industry on the NipeX portal.
the different locations; Lagos (10th), Port Harcourt (16th) 3. Procedure for updating information on the NJQS
Warri (18th) and Eket (23rd). database.
4. Roles and responsibilities of the Supplier in the
The workshop was targeted at Published and Audited contracting process.
Suppliers in NipeX database. 5. Key issues bothering on the DRP certificate type
and classifications in alignment with the NJQS
The main focus of the workshop was to communicate the product guide.
new contracting processes and suppliers role in ensuring 6. The introductory use of Performance Feedback tool
its success while optimizing the Oil and Gas Industry and other functionalities available in NipeX
opportunities through the NipeX system. The workshop recorded a total of seven Hundred
and Thirty (730) suppliers. The workshop was a
The Workshop Objective was to create awareness and success as shown by the feedback from the
provide a common forum for suppliers to understand the Suppliers and the fact that objective of the
following workshop achieved
1. Pre-qualification process with emphasis on Supplier
product and service offering.

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By: Odey Ochicha SUCCESS

eadership is very critical to the success of any is certainly not for this purpose. Consequently, it can be
organization or society. Failure to get it right at the said that leadership in Nigeria and or Africa has not met
leadership level means failure of that organization or the global standard or performed to the satisfaction of the
society from the onset. In fact, it is said that the failure or people. Instead, it is dominated by leaders who sacrifice
success of any organization or society begins from the their people for themselves rather than those who sacrifice
recruitment or selection process (i. e. garbage in; garbage themselves for the people.
out). It is for this reason that leadership must be devoid of
sentiments and emotions. It must be based on merit and In developed countries, leadership is about what I like to
competence for the desired results to be achieved. describe as the double SS (i.e. Service and sacrifice). It is
an opportunity to serve our Creator, serve the people and
For the leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, leadership serve ones own country sincerely, honestly and humbly.
simply means influence. It is the ability of a leader to It involves a lot of sacrifices and discomfort on the part of
convince and or persuade his carefully selected team to the leader. It is not about the comfort and pleasure of the
act in a manner that would lead to the accomplishment of a leader but the joy, comfort, welfare and security of the
common goal. From this definition, it appears that leadership people. For me, leadership is all about the people, for the
has been misconstrued in Nigeria in particular and Africa people and around the people.
in general. It has erroneously been perceived as title, rank,
status, and position and mainly used for primitive To Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the House on the Rock,
accumulation of wealth. leadership should never be above the people; it should be
among the people. As a fact, leadership should be people
Leadership has become an avenue to dominate, manipulate, centred and country and organization focused for great
oppress or intimidate the opponents and people. Leadership success to be achieved.

John C. Maxwell has noted that there are eleven keys to

excellence. Before we discuss the eleven keys to excellence,
let us briefly explain what excellence connotes. Excellence
according to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary means
the quality of being extremely good. To achieve
excellence, an organization must do the right things right
and pursue excellence with zeal and enthusiasm. It must
think, dream and act excellence in all ramifications. It must
inculcate in the psyche and mindset of the employees the
culture of excellence and integrity. It must not compromise
excellence in any way. It must reward excellent behaviors
and punish acts that undermine excellence. Excellence must
be seen, felt and appreciated by all and sundry.

Now, what is leadership excellence?

Leadership excellence simply means a leadership that is
extremely good and result oriented; a leadership that is
productive and prosperous, a leadership that adds value to
the system, procedures and processes of an organization;
a leadership that is forward looking; a leadership that takes

contd on pg 18

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The Planning Division of NAPIMS recently organised a Management Retreat Programme at Orchid
Hotels, Lekki. At the end of the retreat, a charter was drawn to drive increased productivity in NAPIMS

The GGM NAPIMS, Mr. M. A. Fiddi flanked by GM FAD Mr. The GM, Planning Mr. Victor Briggs (left) Engr. Sola Oladiji
Okolie (right) and GM, Materials Management and GM, Legal Division Mrs. Hadiza Coomassie
Engr. H. S. Tahir

Former GM Services, Mrs Daba Obioha (left), Mr. E. Essien and Engr. U. N. Bagudu of PSC Ops
GM JV Operations Engr. Mac Nwogu (middle) and
Manager FES Dr. Bako

GM, Gas Division Engr. Paul Ajisafe (extreme right) and The GM FAD, Mr. G. U. Okolie (second left), Manager Head
Manager PSC/Exploration Miss Laura Ndupu, Office Account, Mr. I. A. Abba (extreme right), Tahir Bunu
former GM Services Mrs Daba Obioha and DM Petroleum Hamza Mrs. Adediran B. A. and Mrs. O. Eyesan (extreme left)
Engineering Engr. Igwilo

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NAPIMS recently hosted the NNPC Community Relations Managers Quarterly Meeting.
Participants were from GPAD, and various SBUs and CSUs of NNPC.

Manager, Community Relations GPAD, Mrs. Chinwe Agulefo (left), Manager, PAD, NAPIMS Mr. Kennie Obateru
and Manager, Deputy Manager, Community Relations, PPMC Mr. Nasir Imodagbe

Community Relations Managers and Officers in a group photograph

Former GM Services Mrs. Daba Obioha exchanging Former GM Services Mrs Daba Obioha (left) and Mrs Chinwe
pleasantries with DM, Media & Protocol, Mrs. Philo Okonkwo Agulefo, Manager Community Relations, GPAD

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(L-R) GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi, former GMD of (R-L) Former GMD of NNPC Chief C. Oyibo,
NNPC Chief C. Oyibo, Acting GM, Services, NAPIMS GGM, NAPIMS, Mr. M. A. Fiddi, and Mrs Jane Ebong (left)
Mr. U. S. Iwere and GM FAD, Mr. G. U. Okolie toasting to a great future for Mrs Daba Obioha (sitted)

GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi, making a presentation Mr. A. Jidda on behalf of Chairman NAPIMS
to former GM Services Mrs Daba Obioha PENGASSAN presents a gift
to former GM, Services, Mrs Daba Obioha

GAS Division honours its retired staff: Engr. Akintimehin presents a gift to Manager, Investment Engr. Peter Origho
(L-R) GM, GAS, Engr. Paul Ajisafe Mr. Ekpe I. J. presents gifts to Mr. Opusunju F. G
presents a gift to Alh. Zubairu Yusuf

Manager, PAD, NAPIMS in a group photograph with the Outgoing PAD Youth Corps Members
(L-R) Rose, Irene, Nkechi, Felicia and Patricia

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Some Management staff of NAPIMS joins Mr. Briggs to GM, MMD, Alh. H. S. Tahir
celebrate his birthday shortly after his turbaning
GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi felicitates as Santuraki, Adamawa
with GM, Planning Mr. Victor Briggs on
his Birthday

Mr. Kenechukwu Amilo of NipeX with his bride Nkiru Manager, Planning, Mr. C. Onyegbula rejoices with his son
shortly after their wedding Chukwuemeka jnr and his wife Akhazimiye after their
traditional marriage

GM, MMD, Engr. H. S. Tahir recently gave out his three daughters in marriage
Marthiyya and Usman Dr. Fatima and Abdul Karim Asmau and Sani

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By: Akhamie Peter

solutions to the challenges of materials

and logistics management in NNPC.

In the same vein, Engr. U. Muhammad,

the GM Group Materials Management,
in his welcome address, enumerated
the progress so far made to transform
GMMD into a Supply Chain
Management Division (SCMD) and
speeding up SAP line implementation
in the Division amongst other things.

The General Manager, Materials

Management Division, NAPIMS, Engr.
The GGM, NAPIMS Mr Morrison A. Fiddi (middle) flanked by GM, Materials H. S. Tahir, stressed on the need to
Management, NAPIMS Engr. H. S. Tahir (right) and GM, Group Materials expeditiously conclude all the
Management Engr. U. Muhammad
outstanding issues with particular
Therefore, he posited that effective reference to the work on the
The 45 th meeting of the Group
cost control can be achieved in the Oil harmonized Clearing and Forwarding
Materials Management Consultative
and Gas Industry through Tariffs and granting approval for
Committee (GMMCC) was hosted by
professionalism, development and SONCAP Certification to the
NAPIMS at Colonades Hotel, Ikoyi,
deployment of world class processes Exploration and Production companies.
Lagos recently with participants
and best practices in Supply Chain The salient issues deliberated upon
drawn from various NNPC Materials
Management. He charged the forum were Customs Duty Payments/
Management Departments and
to address the challenge of rising cost Computation training, approval for
in the industry. He stressed the need SONCAP Exemption Certification,
to grow and develop in-house NNPC SAP material management
Declaring the meeting open, Mr. M. A.
capabilities through sharing of (MM) module data gathering, Supply
Fiddi, the Group General Manager,
resources and information on best chain Management (SCM)
NAPIMS, remarked that adopting
practices in Supply Chain Management implementation, delay in raising LPO/
Supply Chain Management (SCM) in
which is the objective of the GMMCC. audit attestation and third party
all its ramifications is very crucial to
warehousing. Solutions were
the survival and success of the Oil and
He reassured the forum of NAPIMS proffered and recommendations made
Gas Industry and indeed the Nigerian
willingness to share her experiences in to management where necessary.
National Petroleum Corporation
(NNPC) since materials acquisition/ her interactions with Multinational Oil
management constitute about 80% of Companies and our JV/PSC partners
the total spend of business in the Sector. with GMMCC with the view to finding

The GGM, NAPIMS Mr Morrison A. Fiddi in a group photograph with some

Managers of Materials Management across NNPC SBUs&CSUs

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DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS By: Henrietta Obioma Igwe

The NNPC/MPNU joint venture as part of its sustainable Among the projects undertaken by the joint venture as part
development to its host Communities have been at the of its Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) are:
forefront of providing effective and efficient Community 1. Economic empowerment/Capacity building
based human and infrastructural development activities. The joint venture in partnership with the Akwa Ibom State
These well applauded initiatives are based on the Government conceptualized and nurtured the Graduate
harmonious relationship existing between the host Assistance Programme (GAP)
Communities and the joint venture. The GAP is aimed at improving the employability and
entrepreneurial capacity of unemployed graduates in Akwa
The joint venture sees the host Communities as part and Ibom State by providing information and communication
parcel of its operation. This symbiotic relationship has technology (ICT) skills and enterprise development training.
fostered a better understanding of the needs and wants of
the host Communities. Over 250 unemployed graduates have completed their
training under the GAP, out of which over 70% have secured
With the host Communities in mind as its assets, the joint gainful employment.
venture has continually made substantial contributions to
the provision and maintenance of sustainable projects in Similarly, the joint venture embarked on a fish preservation
the areas of Health, Education, Economic Empowerment/ project in Eastern Obolo LGA. The 30-ton cold room will
capacity building, Sports, Electricity, Roads and Water supply minimize waste catches encountered by the fishermen and
among others to their host Communities. add value to the local economy and generate income to the
fishermen group.
Indeed, it has been a send down the projects in the host The joint venture has provided solar-powered water Project
Communities of the NNPC/MPNU joint venture operational and treatment plant at Okoroette, the headquarters of
Communities. Eastern Obolo LGA.

The joint venture within the last twenty four months has Also the joint venture has commissioned Information
executed and commissioned 36 Community assistance Communication Technology centres in Ibeno, Eket, Esit Eket
projects valued at over N 550 Million in thirteen Local and Onna LGAs respectively. These centres were
Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State. undertaken as pre-requisite Projects aimed at reducing the
world to a global village and in Nigerian Governments quest
These Projects which cuts across many facets of to be one of the 20 biggest economies in 2020.
community life such as Water, Roads, Education, Health,
Economic empowerment/Capacity building were aimed at The communities were reminded that the centres were
developing and empowering the Communities were the joint capable of turning the economic and social fortunes of the
venture operates. benefitting Communities around and as such the
Communities should use the centres to update their
Speaking at the commissioning flag off ceremony of these knowledge and skills.
projects held at Ibeno LGA secretariat and Oron civic
centre. The Group General Manager, National Petroleum 2. Electricity Projects
Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Engr. M. While Iwuochang and Upenekang Communities were
A. Fiddi represented by Mr. Wilson Udoh appealed to provided with electricity upgrade Projects, a transformer
Community Projects contractors to always expedite action was procured and installed for AfahaUqua Obok Iduim.
on Project execution to enable benefitting Communities
derive desired benefits. Also electricity upgrade project was carried out along
Udoumoh street/SDP road, Eket.
The GGM NAPIMS, Engr. Fiddi enjoined the Communities
to take over the ownership of the Projects and as such 3. Education Projects
strive to protect and maintain the Projects. The joint venture other than the regular construction,
rehabilitation and provision of other educational amenities
It was noted that the joint venture contributed N 19.8 Billion to the host Communities went further to introduce the Mobil
in 2009 to the Niger Delta Development Commission in Employee Voluntary Education Programme (MEVEP)
2009 and over all has contributed N 59.2 Billion to the The MEVEP is aimed at improving the standard of education
commission between 2001 and 2009. in the joint ventures areas of operation. This laudable
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devoting their private time along with other volunteers to
teach and mentor over 1,000 participating students drawn
from 22 secondary schools in five centres located in Ibeno,
Eket, Esit Eket and Onna LGAs. The subjects covered by
the programme include, Mathematics, English language,
Government, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and
Agricultural science.

The joint venture in its pragmatic approach to communal

needs also renovated an Assembly Hall at QIC Secondary The Local Government Secretary, Mr Nkaket Elebe Test-running
School, Eket LGA, the construction of principals quarters the water project Commissioned by NNPC/MPN Joint Venture
and girls hostel at the senior science school, Ndon Eyo, at Okoroette, Eastern Obollo.
Onna LGA.
Similarly, the joint venture constructed the teachers quarters
at Ebughu Community Secondary School, Mbo LGA and
provided water and sanitation facilities at Christain Technical
College Oyubia, Urueoffong/Oruko LGA.

4. Sport Projects
The joint venture has un-relently sponsored the synonymous
NNPC/Mobil Track and Field championship for 21 years
now. (1989-2010).
Commissioning of the ICT Centre at Ibeno Council Secretariat
The NNPC/Mobil Track and Field championship is an annual by NNPC/MPN JV
invitational tournament where indigenous sportsman and
women, local and foreign based athletes compete to
represent the country in international tournaments.
Besides the sponsorship of the track and field championship,
the joint venture completed a Golf-course at Marina road
and Inyang Uma T-off.

5. Road Construction Projects

The joint venture completed the concrete drains on Marina
Plaza Road in Inua Eyet Ikot and undertook the construction
of various roads in Eket, Ibeno, Esit Eket and Onna LGAs.

6. Health Projects
Installation of 500KVA Transformer at Ede Urua, AKS donated by
In its strive to provide quality healthcare to the host , NNPC/MPN JV
Communities. The joint venture donated medical equipments
worth N 2.4 Million to primary health centres in Ibeno and
Onna LGAs.

The joint venture in addition to the support given the Nigerian

Malaria Control and Prevention Programme (NMCPP)
aimed at educating the people on the prevention and control
of malaria especially in pregnant women and children under
the age of five years also offers free dental and ophthalmic
surgeries and services, including the distribution of Long
Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs)
King Dapper Pepple-Williams Bye-pass Road, Bonny Project
Despite this, the joint venture completed the renovation of by Joint Industry Committee (JIC)
main ward and doctors quarters at Polyclinic Ukpenekang,
the contruction of a block at the Atabrikang Health centre,
and the construction of a block at Ikwe health centre, Onna
LGA and fully equipped and refurbished the Finima health
centre Finima Rivers state.
Over all, it has been accolade galore from the youths,
Community and state Government over the unquivering
Sustainable Development Projects in the host communities
by the joint venture. We cannot but say WELL DONE,
WELLDONE, WELLDONE!!! to the NNPC/MPNU joint Fully equipped Finima Health Centre, Finima, Rivers State
venture refurbished by the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture

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actions and decisions will be anchored on excellence. This
is evidenced in world class organizations as everything they
do are geared towards achieving excellence. There is
therefore, no doubt that if excellence is valued and pursued,
the organizations performance will be excellent.
contd from pg 10
Dont settle for average.
an organization to the next higher level at all times; a
This is the next key to excellence. For the management
leadership that is creative, innovative and imaginative; a
guru, Peter Drucker, there are three categories of workers.
leadership that thinks and plans ahead; a leadership that
These are average, excellent and high performers. For an
grows the business; a leadership with a clear focus and
organization to be a top performer, it must develop its
direction; a leadership that inspires, motivates and
employees to be either excellent or high performers and
encourages higher performance, productivity and
keep developing the average ones to perform at their
profitability; a leadership that works for the people,
organization and country; a leadership that loves and cares
for the people; a leadership that brings out the best potential
Pay attention to details
of the employees or the people.
This is the third key to excellence. Here, business leaders
and managers must pay great attention to details. This will
What is organizational success?
eliminate minor errors and ensure that the right standards
This simply means an organization that achieves its goals;
are maintained. We can see these in Toyota products where
the one that meets set targets; organization that grows the
attention is paid to every detail thereby ensuring the high
business; the one that competes favourably with those in
quality of Toyota products at all times. No wonder, Toyota
similar business. Bill Holton in his Leadership lessons of
products are in high demand all over the world. It is because
Robert E. Lee (1995:64) states that not only can leaders
great attention is paid to details. NNPC can attain its vision
be honest and successful, but it is impossible for
of being world class if great attention is paid to details in all
leaders to be really successful unless they are honest.
its operational activities.
He points out that when you see organization occupy the ... to be contd on the next edition
front ranks of an industry and then recedes to a position of
relative obscurity, the reason is largely due to dishonest and
selfish leaders. He said that there are other mitigating
factors, but the main reason is generally dishonesty with
both internal and external customers. From this point of
view, it can be seen that dishonesty and unethical practices
are major hindrances to organizational success.
Consequently, leadership excellence is a sine qua non to
organizational success, high performance, increased
productivity and profitability. The eleven keys to leadership
excellence according to John C. Maxwell that contributes
immensely to organizational success are:

First value excellence

This is very necessary as values and principles guide ones
actions and decisions in life. If you value excellence, your

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By: Helen Nkwo
The Transformation team from the
Corporate Headquarters, Abuja was in
NAPIMS recently to launch the
Transformation Posters. In a brief
remark at the event, the Group General
Manager, NAPIMS, Mr. Morrison A.
Fiddi said that the transformation
agenda is a key issue currently on the
front burner in NNPC. The GGM
posited that change is the only
permanent thing; hence the
transformation programme is designed
to move NNPC from where it is to
where it should be in the near future.

In his presentation to the Top

Management staff of NAPIMS, the
General Manager, Transformation, Mr.
Gabriel Adetunji highlighted the key
thrusts of NNPC Transformation.

Mr. Adetunji emphasized that the need

for NNPC to transform stems from
both internal and external factors.
However, in leading the change
process, the Top Management staff of
NNPC are expected
to build understanding and
conviction amongst staff
Role Model the new NNPC
Support the workforce with
tools and mechanisms
Develop the skills of the

The event was climaxed by the

launching of the Transformation GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi launching the Transformation Posters watching with delight
Posters by the GGM, NAPIMS, Mr. is General Manager, Transformation, Mr. Gabriel Adetunji
M. A. Fiddi.

The Posters emphasize the following

three values:
Transformation of NNPC
requires Collaboration and
team work
NNPCs Transformation:
Change starts with you
Change Creates Opportunities:
Embrace Change

GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi (extreme right), GM, Legal Mrs Hadiza Coomassie
contd on pg 20
(3rd left), GM, MMD Engr. H. S. Tahir and TA to GGM NAPIMS Engr. N. Akachikelu (2nd left)

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contd from pg 19

GGM, NAPIMS Mr. M. A. Fiddi (left), GM, NipeX Dr. I. Ohiaeri, GM FAD, Mr. G. U. Okolie and Ag GM Services, Mr. U. S. Iwere

The Posters have been displayed at I believe real-time feedback between 6. Yes, the transformation is
strategic positions within the various staff and the Transformation Office is useful especially now that we are in
NAPIMS locations paramount. The future of the an electronic age. There is need for
Corporation is in our hands hence the NNPC to be a great company so that
The Transformation team in a bid to question is, where are we on the we can be offered employment after
find out the level of awareness of the transformation programme? This is the National Youth Service Corps
Transformation Process amongst because I want to be part of the Scheme. The only thing that is constant
NNPC staff interviewed some staff. change B. Balami IDSL in life is change. Transformation has
Please read on for their responses. made us to resume at work earlier than
3. I have heard about we did. I think transformation is taking
Voices of the people on Transformation and I think the essence a step in the right direction even the
Transformation is to propel NNPC to try and meet with President of the Federal Republic of
1. I know about transformation global standards we cannot afford Nigeria is preaching transformation.
office and their programmes and I to do business as usual. The major Chinedu NNPC Intern.
know why we are transforming. NNPC impact I have observed is that some
has been a heavy cost centre over the processes in my SBU have really 7. Personally, I am a part of the
time and now we want to progress into improved, particularly in my Transformation programme. I worked
a profit centre in order to compete in department. A lot still needs to be done with the team and even attended
the global environment. We were in order to reach to all SBUs and training programmes. I can say that I
shown the figures in our Chief CSUs. -Michael Akpu PPMC am beneficiary though there has been
Officers Programme and it was really a communication breakdown in the
frightening and a big concern. We all 4. I have been trying to do my recent past due largely to the nature
need a change in our attitude in order work in a different way as a result of of my work. I know it still exists but I
to have a new NNPC Anyika my interaction with the Transformation have not heard anything from the
Office. -Patience F&A Transformation Office for a while. We
2. NNPC Transformation is a used to hear a lot about the
welcome initiative. I have noticed the 5. Transformation? Yes, I have Transformation, especially when the
impact on how my SBUs business has heard of it and I know it exists. We programme just started Anonymous
been streamlined and yielding visible are very expectant of the PIB, which
results. Various departments have been of course will affect the structure of 8. Everyones mind in F&A has
able to align with the Corporate PPMC, but I think the members of the shifted to SAP. The question is - what
objectives especially in budget control National Assembly are not sincere on is the correlation between SAP and
and cost savings. the issue it looks impossible. - Transformation? F&A staff
PPMC Staff.

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contd from the last edition

By: Christianah A. Akindolie

- part 2

Parenting Teenagers has been a with me!). Expect your teenager to who he really is, and help him love and
fascinating experience for many change as he grows and matures feel comfortable with his genuine self.
parents. In the last piece, we looked emotionally, physically and mentally. Mum and Dad should always be at
at a general overview of parenting Teenage boys behave this way alert. Look for the early signs of
teenagers. In this session, we shall look because they are working towards trouble, such as bad grades, rowdy
at how to parent both teenage boys and achieving independence and in order behavior from seeming quiet to
girls. to do this, there is need to detach from manifesting symptoms of depression,
their parents. even drugs or smoking and drinking
Parenting teen boys can be very Their behavior is usually due to the
stressful and overwhelming. A lot is overwhelming changes taking place in Parents should be patient, dont push
expected from the boys more than the their bodies. There is increase in sexual or nag your teenage boy. Be gentle
girls. He is seen as the man of the feelings which can be distressing. and kind. Show him that he means a
house, God help him if he is the first Discussing it with their parents is out lot to you and that you are proud of
born or the only boy! Parents, you can of the way, it is therefore natural for him. Challenge your teenage son to
enjoy a healthy relationship with your boys to attach themselves to their be the best he can be at what ever task
boy if you understand the teenage friends. he is tackling. Ben Carson (a renowned
personality. American Neurosurgeon who became
Mothers are seen as nurturers and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
I want you to think back and remember caretakers, consequently the teenage in John Hopkins Hospital at 33) in his
how your petite son sticks to you at sons tend to push their mothers away book Gifted Hands acknowledged
every opportunity. I can remember in order to begin to create his mothers role in his career (I
friends and relatives call my son independence. Mothers therefore feel recommend this book to all mothers).
Mummys pet. What about now? this detachment than fathers. My
Hmm he hardly talks! He is always husband disputed my observing our Despite his low grades, Bens mother
quiet, locked up in his room, and sons sudden withdrawal and quietness (Sonya Carson) encouraged and
probably mumbles No, Yes or I to show that our sons sudden change believed in his abilities; this led him
dont know when he answers any in behaviour was actually noticed by (Ben) to the peak of his career.
question. me, his mother. Understanding the Provide all the emotional supports that
HE IS GROWING UP reason for such withdrawal is essential will help your son progress into
When a teenage boy begins to show to mothers so that they can allow their adulthood. If you walk into the living
this behavior, he is in the process of sons some space to commence room and find your son watching
growing up and maturing. Your boy independence. football, sit down and make
is trying to exert his independence as conversation about the game. Treat
he finds his way in the world. This is HE NEEDS YOUR HELP! your son like an adult without loosing
not strange; its something every Parents must understand a boys your image as his parent.
teenage son does (Daddy will agree deepest feelings and experience, know
To be continued in the next edition

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By Dr. J. U. Enumah (MBBS, MPH, Dip HSE Mgt) Radiation therapy.

Supr. Occupational & Environmental Health Hormonal therapy.
NNPC Medical Services, Lagos


Examination of the Breast SURVIVE?
A complete breast examination includes visual Stage 1 84% 5yrs survival (i.e.
inspection and careful palpation (feeling) of the surgery after early detection)
breasts, the armpits, and the areas around your Stage 2 71% 5yrs survival
collarbone. Stage 3 45%-48% 5yrs survival
Mammography Stage 4 18%-26% 5yrs survival
- Miss 10-15% of breast cancers. Mammographically detected tumor >84%
- A false-positive mammogram
- A false-negative mammogram BREAST CANCER PREVENTION METHODS
Ultrasound Breast self examination: Cheap and easy.
MRI Clinical Breast examination:
Biopsy Three monthly from 20 years.
- Fine-needle aspiration Yearly from 40 years
- Core-needle biopsy. Mammography:
- Surgical biopsy. 1-2 years from 40 years.
Hormone receptor test High risk women 10 years earlier than age at
which the youngest relative developed breast
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Can any other cancer.
condition mimic breast cancer? Avoid Obesity after menopause and excessive
Benign Breast Disease - commonest breast Unnecessary hormone replacement should be
condition in adults and most girls limited in duration if it is medically required.
Inflammatory Breast Conditions ( e.g. Abscess) Prophylactic Tamoxifen in genetically prone
HOW IS BREAST CANCER TREATED? Prophylactic mastectomy to avoid developing
Surgery. breast cancer.
Breast conservation. Prophylactic ooverectomy (ovarectomy) before
Excision +/- reconstruction. 40 years in genetically prone women.
Breast Self Examination (BSE)
Most important and most feasible method on a
large scale
Who can do it? Every woman
When? - Best 7 or 8 days after period
How should it be done?

What are you looking for?

Change in symmetry of the breast (size shape, contour)
Nipple inversion and/or deviation.
Skin changes (redness, puckering/dimpling,
Lump in the breast.
Nipple discharge.
This is a BENIGN BREAST TUMOUR, not a breast cancer!

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BSE Step 3 - Lying Supine

BSE Step 1:

BSE Step 4: With Skin Slippery

2. Know your risk

Talk to your family to learn about your family
health history
Talk to your health care provider about your
personal risk of breast cancer
3. Get screened
Ask your health care provider which screening
tests are right for you if you are at higher risk
Have a mammogram every year starting at age
40 if you are at average risk
Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3
years starting at 20, and every year starting at 40
4. Make healthy lifestyle choices
Maintain a healthy weight.
BSE Step 2 Hands Lifted
Add exercise into your routine.
Limit alcohol intake.
1. Know what is normal for you and see your health
Please take this home: Breast Cancer when
care provider right away if you notice any of these detected early and treatment promptly instituted
breast changes: offers patients good quality life.

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Increase producibility to 4.5
million barrel per day by the
year 2012

Increase Reserves to 40 billion

barrels by the year 2012

Increase Local Content to 70%

by the year 2012

Zero Gas Flare By The Year