By Anita Godfrey
Concerned Niger Delta stakeholders of oil and gas producing communities have felicitated the Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN), Mr Osagie Okunbor, over the Dr Alirio Parra Lifetime Achievement Award in Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry for 2022 which was conferred on him.
The stakeholders who are members of the Niger Delta Oil Communities Agenda (NIDOCA), a pro-Niger Delta advocacy group, said the lifetime achievement award conferred on Shell’s MD is well deserved.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Pastor Emma Akpovoka, Director of Publicity which a copy was sent to Congress correspondent on Monday, in Warri, Delta state.
According to the group, Mr Osagie Okunbor deserved the Lifetime Achievement Award considering his outstanding and notable contributions to the development of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry over the years.
The stated, ” It is good to always recognize and honour persons who have shown selflessness in service, patriotism and commitment to human and societal development, and that is where Mr Osagie Okunbor is outstanding. Such recognition and honour would spur the recipients to do more for the society.”
The group also commended the organizers of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG ’22), for the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Okunbor, adding that as stakeholders in the Niger Delta region, they would continue to canvass for a peaceful and friendly environment for the growth of the oil and gas industry.
It would be recalled that Okunbor was honoured with the Dr Alirio Parra Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG ’22) held last Thursday in Abuja.