About The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is a corporate entity through which the Nigerian government oversees, regulates and takes part in the petroleum industry. The NNPC has the sole responsibility for involvement in upstream and downstream sub-sectors of the industry; it is thus divided into various strategic business units, to allow it maintain its supervisory and inspectorate duties in the exploration and production, gas development, refining, distribution, petrochemicals, engineering, and commercial investments sub-sectors. History of The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was established in April 1977 as a result of the merger between the Nigerian National Oil Corporation and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel. It immediately embarked on the construction of facilities such as refineries, pipelines and other oil transportation and storage facilities all over the country, most of which was done between 1978 and 1985. It was commercialized into 12 strategic business units in 1988, a structure which it has maintained and is still responsible along with the Department of Petroleum Resources, for all government involvement in the oil business. Safety The NNPC towers is a highly secure place. Visitors would have more problems with getting in than face a security threat. Best Time to Visit The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Visit the NNPC towers during corporate hours on weekdays. Visitors must however have a valid appointment as it is taken seriously here. Most Common Visitors Representatives from oil multinationals, stakeholders from the up and downstream sub-sectors, government officials, representatives from international regulatory organizations and many other industry players are frequent visitors to the NNPC towers. Weather at The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is located in Abuja North-Central of Nigeria.Thus, it experiences three weather conditions every year. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season. In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness. Temperatures can drop to as low as 16 degrees during the harmattan period.