The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has unveiled its brand new identity at its head office in Abuja.
At the event which was performed by the commission’s Chief Executive, Gbenga Komolafe, represented by Ibrahim Ciroma, Deputy Director and Head Corporate Services Strategic Business Unit, NUPRC unveiled its new signage and logo to stakeholders.
According to a statement by the commission on Wednesday, the unveiling of the logo is part of NUPRC strategic branding programme.
The logo, which has simple features, typifies the essence of upstream operations with a rig icon embedded in the logo to reflect the commission’s mandate.
NUPRC, which replaced the defunct Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), was established to regulate operations including technical, operational and commercial activities in the upstream sector.
“The launch of the commission’s new brand identity is to formally unveil the NUPRC to the world.
“To acquaint and familiarise our investors and stakeholders with a new global regulatory commission of the 21st century that is a regulator business enabler with a specific focus on upstream operations,” it said.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, inaugurated the Governing Board of the new entity on Oct. 20.
The minister also inaugurated the governing board and CEO of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), which replaced the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
The inauguration of the two bodies is critical step to ensuring effective regulation and best practices in the sector, in line with the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and global standards.