More Nigerian engineers to participate in oil sector – FG
By KUNLE KALEJAYE
As part of proactive measures by the Federal Government to generate more employment in the country’s petroleum industry through the Local Content Initiative, President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration has reiterated its plans to engage more Nigerian engineers in the sector.
The commitment is sequel to the successful completion of Oredo OLM 111 gas plant constructed by indigenous engineers.
The gas plant project, which is estimated at over $350,000, approximately N54, 950,000, was funded by an indigenous contractor, Network Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited.
While commissioning the project in Edo State, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Allison Madueke, expressed satisfaction with the Nigerian engineers that handled the project.
She also expressed the resolve of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to the local content initiative with a view to encouraging Nigerian engineers to participate in the oil industry.
“We commend the leadership of the president for giving the support and providing the resources and political leadership without which today would not have been a reality”, she noted.
On his part, the Executive Director of Network Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Mr. Osawaru Clifford, commended the Federal Government and the management of the NNPC for making the project a reality, explaining that apart from the fact that the gas plant was purely an indigenous initiative, over 1,000 Nigerians are expected to gain employment in the plant.