The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) has unveiled an Electronic Materials Management Solution (e-MMS) to drive efficiency in tracking of inventory and automated workflow system.
NAPIMS also unveiled its International Standard Organisation (ISO) certifications -ISO 9001:2019 on Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ISO9001:2015 on Quality Management System (QMS).
NAPIMS which was created as a Corporate Service Unit (CSU) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd. is the first government organisation in West Africa to receive ISO certification.
The official presentation of the two ISO certificates was made on Friday in Abuja by Alessandro Romei, Senior Director, RINA.
Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC in an address said the certification would respond to its challenges especially oil theft and pipeline vandalism and suggest best framework to curtail the situation.
Kyari decried the massive destruction of the NNPC’s operations as a result of activities of vandals and criminals along the pipelines which had brought down its production level.
“That is clearly the biggest form of business disruption we are facing today, the development will suggest ways to tackle them,” he said.
According to him, currently, the Nigerian Navy is launching a massive operation to curtail oil theft in the Niger Delta Region.
He said the whole essence of the intervention was to ensure all assets available to the Navy would be deployed with the support of the industry.
Kyari, however, commended NNPC upstream directorate and NAPIMS for this great feat, adding that its transition into NNPC Ltd., would ensure that its businesses and procedures would be duly certified in line with best practices.
Also speaking, Mr Adokiye Tombomieye, Group Executive Director, Upstream, described the e-MMS as an end to end automated inventory management platform developed to manage inventory, materials, optioning and asset disposal.
Tombomieye said the deployment of the e-MMS would support its cost inventory initiatives and ensure seamless cross inventory and offer online direct payment gateway for items purchased from the auction platform.
He also noted that the attainment of NAPIMS to the ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 2230-2019 certifications would instil credibility to the system and suggest compliance to global standard for all its businesses.
Tombomieye said it was remarkable that this realisation was coming over 30 years of NNPC existence which made it the first government organisation in West Africa to receive the ISO 2230-2019 certification for business continuity management system.
“In July 2019, Kyari took over the mantle of leadership at the NNPC with his agenda in transparency, accountability and performance excellence actually to navigate the policy direction of positioning NNPC among its peers in the global oil and gas space.
“This commitments further strengthened by declaring 2021 as the year of excellence to drive home our aspirations of transforming actions to measurable results,” he said.
According to him, these laudable initiatives show core values and clear indicators of a journey toward becoming a world-class energy company.
He said that standardisation and utilisation were key elements for achieving the company’s goals.
All these, Tombomieye, said were made possible with the support of the NNPC CEO, and supported by our very competent dear colleagues across the corporation.
In an address, Mr Bala Wunti, the Group General Manager, NAPIMS, said on resumption in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, it mapped out delivery strategies to realise a bold milestone and reduce gap between NAPIMS and that of operators.
Wunti said the company developed a Business Continuity Plan initiative to eliminate disruption in business, operation and cash flow.
Wunti said it also developed Function Based System, Asset Based Management while the launched of Nigeria Upstream Cost Optimisation Programme assisted in operational visibility in assets and ensured continuity and sustained supply with operators support.
“We had to develop a strategy that gave us an end-to-end visibility on our assets. We believe that by fully standardising our processes and procedures, we would have re-engineered our business and operating model.
“Oil and gas continue to flow, including power and we did not record any disruption during the period,” he said.
Wunti, who expressed satisfaction on the attainment of the international standard certification, said the idea of embarking on the certification came up when it wanted to combine some local content solution in the energy sector for test.
He further described the e-MMS as a transparent platform for exchange, disposal, procurement and bidding, among others.
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