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Oil and gas industry throws weight behind ICCA

Top Executives of the Nigerian oil and gas industry have pledged their readiness to support the effective take off of the International Cancer Center, Abuja, ICCA, a nongovernmental initiative of the First Lady, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua.

The captains of the industry made this commitment at a lunch meeting organized by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Rilwanu Lukman, at the Amphi-Theater of the NNPC Towers, Abuja, to officially present the ICCA initiative to stakeholders in the industry.

Speaking through their umbrella body, the Oil Producers Trade Sector OPTS, of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the major oil producers said they would give the project their full support as it was a laudable initiative aimed at stemming the cancer scourge that has ravaged the country.

Engineer Charles Ngooka who spoke on behalf of OPTS said, “On behalf of OPTS, I can assure you that you have our support. We will table the issue in our meeting next month and get back to the ICCA.”

On their part, the   Secretary General of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, Mr Femi Olawore, who spoke in similar vein said the major oil marketers were committed to the ideals of the ICCA.


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