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Petroleum Commission Considers Moving Key Departments to Lagos

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) is contemplating relocating some of its units to Lagos.

A memo dated February 14th, as seen by EnergyAfrique, shows the commission’s intentions to explore this strategic shift. The memo which was signed by Dr. Kelechi Onyekachi Ofoegbu on behalf of the Commission, cited several reasons for the proposed relocation.

It emphasized the objectives of improving organizational efficiency, driving industry growth, and managing office accommodation costs in Abuja.

“In line with our objectives of improving organizational efficiency, driving industry growth, and managing office accommodation in Abuja, we are exploring the possibility of relocating certain units to Lagos.

“This initiative is driven by the need to enhance our service delivery, reduce operational costs, and make adequate utilization of our assets in Lagos.

“Consequently, we are requesting that each department identify and provide a list of units that can operate independently with minimal supervision.

“Submissions on the above are expected on or before the close of business on Friday 23rd February 2024.

“This is submitted for your further necessary action, please.”

The possible relocation of NUPRC units to Lagos follows a recent trend, including the relocation of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) headquarters and key departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to the same city.

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