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The last week in the second quarter of the year 2009, witnessed significant changes in the top Management cadre of NAPIMS as Dr. M. K. Baru handed over the baton of leadership to Dr. Ayo Balogun as the new Group General Manager, NAPIMS. Also appointed alongside Dr. Balogun are five newly promoted General Managers.

In pursuance of the Federal Government’s commitment to actualizing gas flare- out and also providing adequate power supply to Nigerians, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo paid a working visit to the Kwale- Okpai Independent Power Plant in Delta State. In this edition, we provide you with the details of the landmark visit.

Also towards delivering on the mandate to attain 70% Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry by the year 2010, the GGM, NAPIMS, Dr. Ayo Balogun, visited the Niger Dock fabrication facilities at the Snake Island, Lagos.

The industry’s contracting process is receiving appropriate attention that will remove all the clogs in its wheel of progress. To this effect, NipeX recently organized a forum for all stakeholders and contractors in the industry to ensure that the process delivers maximum benefits to all. Please turn the pages, as we serve you the details of issues addressed at the forum.

For the first time in the history of NAPIMS, a valedictory MEXCOM was held to send-forth the retiring and redeployed management staff. The NAPIMS NEWS crew participated in this epoch- making event and hereby serve you the mélange of feelings that was played out amongst the staff present at the event.

We have provided for your delightful reading several other interesting and educative features in this edition of NAPIMS NEWS.