21 Feb 2020


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) hosted the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime who were on a working visit to the Department.

The Director/CEO of DPR Engr. Sarki Auwalu MNSE who was represented by the Head of Engineering and Standards Division, Mrs Ibidun Toweh in her opening remarks expressed the delight of DPR Management for the oversight visit and assured the delegation of DPR’s readiness to collaborate with the legislature in achieving national goals.

The Committee Chairman, Senator Yakubu Oseni in his presentation said that the dynamics of today’s global technology space has made it mandatory to align public institutions with all regulatory requirements for cyber security.

According to him, this development is without challenges. Cybercrime is a menace bedeviling Nigeria and the entire world. He said DPR as the Regulator of the oil and gas industry is very important to the Nigerian economy, hence the need for the oversight visit.

The Chairman explained that the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime was created by the 8th Senate based on the need to ensure the Nigerian ICT system align with the world of Information and Communication Technology and the promotion of cyber security.
He said training is one of the windows for accessing new knowledge and the senate would do its best to ensure proper support in this area.

The high point of the visit was a tour of the National Production monitoring system and crude oil/LNG (COLT) control centre were detailed presentation on Nigeria’s real time crude oil and other Petroleum products tracking technology was displayed to the admiration of the team.