The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to support indigenous fleet owners to enjoy greater patronage and participation in the oil and gas maritime business in Nigeria.

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this while playing host to members of the Nigerian Fleet Implementation Committee who paid a working visit to the NNPC Towers in Abuja, on Friday.

Kyari said with the scale of the corporation’s activities in the maritime sector, NNPC would get more active in the affairs of the Fleet Management Committee.

This, he said, would help in strengthening the synergy between the corporation and the private sector.

“We believe in this process; we will ensure that Nigerian ships enjoy a greater patronage in the business henceforth,” he said.