NDPR Wins Global Award Over Reduction Of Gas Flare [2015]

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has commended Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited (NDPR), an indigenous petroleum company for the significant reduction of gas flaring in its facility.

The company won the 2015 Global Gas Flare Reduction Excellence Award by the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership.

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The Brookings’ 2015 Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report

The Brookings’ 2015 Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report, which evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services across 21 countries, has rated efforts by Nigeria to drive financial inclusion high. According to the report by the Center for Technology Innovation, with a total of 72 percent points.

Nigeria achieved a number nine ranking for the country’s overall financial inclusion efforts. The report analysed the financial inclusion landscape in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, and Zambia. Countries received scores and rankings based on 33 indicators spanning four dimensions: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption.