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Projects and Special Duties' Unit (Oil and Gas)

Asiyanbi Babatunde
Mr Asiyanbi O. Babatunde
Head, Projects & Special Duties

The Unit was created in 2009 with Terms of Reference which include but not limited to:


  • Periodic environmental management assessment of petrol retail station and tank farms (oil installations) within the State.
  • Updating existing data on storage facilities of each tank farm and retail petrol station
  • Monitoring of industries in conjunction with other departments of the Agency as prepared by Billings and Monitoring Unit.
  • Review of operational guidelines and regulation on environmental management and control (downstream Oil and Gas Sector) in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
  • Capacity building programmes on best technology and management practices in both the oil and gas sectors.
  • Stakeholders’ sensitization meeting on best practices for handling/management and safe disposal of spent/used oil.
  • Request for submission of technical reports (e.g. spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC); Environmental management review)
  • Facilitating the construction of waste/used/spent oil recycling plant.
  • Periodic monitoring and sensitization of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) operators (vendors and plant owners) on environmental management and control.
  • Seminar on spill prevention, control and countermeasures.
  • On-line certificate course in global oil and gas management.
  • Retreat programme to re-appraise job performance for members of staff.
  • Periodic sectoral meetings.
  • Attendance at Regulatory Agencies consultative forum meetings (Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry; LPG group, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency; NOSDRA, Department of Petroleum Resources; DPR).
  • Response to public complaint on oil spillage and poor oil management.