By Edith Ike-Eboh
Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has bagged the 2021 Chief Executive Officer of the Year award at the Fourth Valuechain Lecture and Awards.
The organisers of the award, Valuechain Magazine, bestowed the award on Auwalu for his outstanding leadership of the petroleum regulatory agency, in Abuja, on Monday
The Publisher, Mr Bashir Musa, said the DPR under Auwalu’s leadership had been transformed from a regulatory agency to a business enabler and opportunity house for the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
He added that the DPR had been able to establish the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre in Lagos inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in January.
“Auwalu also successfully conducted the bidding for 57 marginal oilfields in the country which has been rated as the most transparent so far,’’ he said.
Responding, Auwalu thanked Valuechain Magazine for the recognition, stressing that the DPR would continue to bring innovation and creativity to add value to the industry.
He thanked the DPR staffers for their support and hard work which had made it possible to achieve its set targets in the past few years.
Auwalu said the DPR would continue to create opportunities that enable businesses and investments for all stakeholders. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)