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Our Big Data Products will boost Nigeria’s oil revenues if…. Huawei

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Joel Ajayi 


Technology solution provider, Huawei has stated that Nigeria can leverage its Big Data products to improve oil revenue as part of its digital transformation technology solutions available for the oil and gas sector. 


Until 2020, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had been operating for 44 years at a loss which experts say, is occasioned mainly by inefficiencies in the system.


The NNPC’s turn to profitability, revealed in its 2020 Audited Report – released in September 2021 – can be further strengthened by the application of data and digital transformation technologies.The solutions can deliver a boost in Nigeria’s oil production of up to five percent and improve revenue by up to $200 million annually.


Enterprise Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Michael Zhuang, revealed this at the 2020 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, saying that the company has been operating in Nigeria for over two decades supporting local and international companies with latest technology.


Zhuang, at the session hosted by Hauwei with the theme: Driving Data to Barrel, said Huawei “is dedicated to promoting digital transformation and reducing the digital gap in all industries.The project aims to build fully connected intelligent oil and gas ecosystems. 


 “In Nigeria, we have partnered with both International and local oil Companies in Upstream, middle stream and downstream to promote Oil & Gas digital transformation and we remain committed to continuously provide our support and innovation”.

He noted that the company’s Oil & Gas solutions have been applied in 45 countries and regions around the world, serving 70 percent of global top 20 oil and gas companies.


 “We have incorporation to build more than 46,000 KM of Digital Pipelines Globally”, he added.


On how the company intends to plan to drive data to barrel, he said for upstream the company would speed up oil search and search accuracy.


“For Production data, we increase production and reduce costs and for Pipeline data, we monitor oil depot data to reduce oil stealing and oil leakage. With emerging trends like Big Data, IoT, AI, 5G and Cloud, Oil & Gas industry players can improve oil well drilling efficiency and HSE management.”


“Huawei’s mission is to promote digital transformation and reduce the digital gap across all industries. For the Oil & Gas industry in Nigeria we have several targets such as; improving production by about 5% to boost revenue and the GDP; HSE can be greatly improved to reduce accidents for a safer and more secure Oilfield; O&M cost can be reduced each year to 15 Million in total; Visualization, Monitoring and Security Management of Pipeline and Full process of Oil Depot; Curbing of vandalism and Oil leakage for Oil Pipelines by providing innovative solutions which can monitor illegal operations in Oil Depot, thereby significantly reducing oil tampering; Ensure the E&P processing speed will be reduced from the average hour level to the minute level; Improve E&P processing accuracy, that is, E&P Data processing error rate will be reduced from an average of 10% to 2%; help E&P companies to find oil more accurately and faster to realize Data to Barrel.”


Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei has more than 197,000 employees, operating in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

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Maku Emerges DG Of Nasarawa PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Council, Others

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By David Christopher, Lafia

As preparation for the 2023 General Elections is in top gear, Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met at the level of the State Caucus Meeting and officially unveiled her State Campaigning Management Committee with the former Commissioner, Deputy Governor and Information/Defence Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku appointed Director General (DG) of the Campaign Council.

This was contained in a press release signed by the head of the party’s media/Publicity team in the state Comrade Adeka Stephen and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday.

while other party gladiators; Senator (Dr) Walid Jibrin (OON), Distinguished Senator Solomon Aku Ewuga, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Asonya Adokwe, His Excellency Dr John Mike Abdul, Alhaji Usman Danlami Bagudu, Major General Nuhu Bala Angbazo (Rtd), Dr. Mike Omeri Agbo, Prof. Abdullahi Jibrin were enlisted as Deputy Directors of various committees.

The statement read In part,”it’s not gonna be business as usual for the failed APC led government, but one man one vote… PDP is more organized/prepared to take over power in the state and the country come 2023″ The party’s chairman in the state Hon. Francis Orogu stressed.

On his part the Gubernatorial Candidate in the state, Rt. Hon/Dr. David Emmanuel Ombugadu (PhD) who spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Usman Yahaya Ohinoyi said,”The suffering and dying Nasarawa electorates will surely decide between the bad APC candidate and the best PDP candidate in 2023.

“If elected into power, I shall move straight to the project ground breaking site from the swearing-in ceremony ground to deliver peoples oriented governance to the People of Nasarawa State”.

Expressing his readiness to lead the state campaign to a successful victory, the former Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State and Information/Defence Minister, Hon. Labaran Maku said, “We will adequately mobilize people to vote/protect the PDP votes to install OMBUGADU (PDP Governor) and Atiku Abubakar (PDP President) in the state and the country at large…our resolution to remain united as one indivisible entity before, during and after the elections is sacrosanct to give Nasarawa State of our dreams a new home and destiny “.

Our correspondent observed that the news of the season orator, political guru and an ardent grassroot mobilizer and a two terms All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial Candidate in Nasarawa State, Hon. Labaran Maku to sphare head the said campaign and other Politicians of note has prompted PDP supporters to embarked on jubilation across the entire state.

In an exclusive interview with Comrade Adeka Stephen the party’s image maker in the state he said,” With this formidable campaign structure you will agree with me that it is already a defeating threat to the unproductive APC government in the state. Recalled that APC group passed a vote of no confidence on Engr. A.A Sule over porous conduct of party primaries. Surely, the end and judgement day of the APC led government in Nasarawa State is here in 2023.

“PDP landslide victory in 2023 General Elections in Nasarawa State is Clary and crystal clear because, APC votes will be shared to Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as most of the key APC players left the party for another after primaries, but the umbrella party PDP house is intact and united combat ready to halt APC Leadership in the state and nation.

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