The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Tuesday said it has developed and adopted a new policy to protect and manage the environment in all its operations across the entire value-chain it is involved in.

It said the new policy will emphasise on reducing, reusing, as well as recycling waste to enhance its waste management practice and reduce pollution often occasioned by its operations. The corporation’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made the disclosure during its celebration of the 2018 edition of World Environment Day.

Baru was reperesented by NNPC’s Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, at the celebration where he said the new environment policy would enable it effectively manage waste streams generated during its operations by using the best available technology to ensure that the people and environment are protected.

Baru explained that the NNPC would continue to improve its waste management practice in line with the policy to reduce, reuse and recycle to achieve its goal of ensuring that its wastes do not harm people and the environment.