By Emma Amaize & Akpokona Omafuaire

WARRI—THE Petroleum Training Institute, PTI,  Effurun, Delta State, is to confer Honorary Fellowship of  the Institute on the Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke for their contributions to the growth of the oil and gas sector in the country.

Other recipients are Director, Directorate of Petroleum Resources, DPR; Mr. Mac Ofurhie and Vice Chairman, ENI Group, Mr. Pagano. They would receive the award during the 2013 graduation ceremony of the institute, which commences, today in Effurun.

Acting Principal of the institute, Mrs. Nnena Dennar,  during  a pre-convocation  briefing, said 4,820 technicians and technologists would be awarded National Diploma and Higher National Diploma, adding, “Out of this number, 109 passed with distinctions. It may please you to know that about 75 per cent of them have been employed.

“This year’s graduation is very unique as it coincides with PTI’s 40 years in the training of competent technical manpower for the country’s oil and gas industry.

“Since inception, the institute has trained over 25,000 technologists and technologists for the oil and gas sector, thus helping actualise the Federal Government’s local content development. As an industrial training centre, it has continued to offer job oriented training aimed at meeting specific industry needs,” she said.

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