DIVERSIFICATION: NNPC Looks Beyond “Oil” explores opportunities in Nigeria Health Management System.
By Festus Fifen
In its bid to stem the tide of medical tourism and its attendant capital flight, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has invited Indian health experts to participate in its proposed health management business.
The health management business will be a one-stop-shop for medical care in Nigeria.
Speaking during the visit of a delegation of Indian business men led by the Head of Chancery of the High Commission of India, Mr. M.S. Kanyal, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said he was looking forward to having Indian health companies partner with the Corporation in the area of health care to upgrade NNPC Hospitals to a level where they can handle medical emergencies in-country.
In a statement by the Group a General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division Ndu Ughamadu, Dr. Baru called on the Indian business delegation to look beyond oil and gas in its dealings with NNPC as the Corporation was on the verge of retooling its non-core businesses to be revenue earners in line with the drive to make the Corporation profitable.
On his part, Mr. Kanyal said the delegation’s visit was aimed at strengthening the business relationship between Nigeria and India to meet the growth aspirations of both countries.