ExxonMobil President of Global Upstream Operations, Liam Mallon, has pledged to reciprocate President Tinubu’s drive with the production of about 40,000 barrels per day in its operations in phase one of a new investment push in Nigeria.
He made the pledge in New York, when President Tinubu played host to a delegation from ExxonMobil.
President Tinubu had told them that Nigeria would no longer settle for crumbs and leftovers on the investment agenda of the world’s most prolific energy conglomerates, saying Nigeria has never been more ready for business than she is now.
He said a career as a professional accountant in the oil & gas industry, he had proven his capacity to take difficult decisions as President, and that he is best prepared to solve problems and crush all bottlenecks standing in the way of new and large-scale capital flowing into Nigeria’s oil & gas industry.
“The knotty issues require direct supervision on my part. Despite many contending obligations, I will sit down and oversee the process of removing these encumbrances to job and wealth creation for the Nigerian people. We know the industry. We grew up in it. We are positioned to solve the problems, and we are pragmatic, and we will solve the problem,” the President firmly assured.
Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Jennifer Ogor and Daniel Adejo