The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday commenced a seven week intensive training for thirty four (34) technical officers in the Ministry.
This it said was aimed boosting indigenous capacity in the oil and gas sector.
A statement issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ohi Alegbe quoted the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, to have noted that the programme would equip the trainees technically for the task ahead.
He said the capacity development programme was in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to take the oil and gas industry to the next level.
He commended the NNPC for facilitating the training programme, stressing that the partnership is geared towards improving the competence and policy direction of the present administration.
The statement also quoted the Group Executive Director, Corporate Services, Dr. Dan Efebo, to have observed that the programme was aimed at developing young professionals for the entire oil and gas value-chain, considering the critical role it plays across the entire spectrum of the Nigerian economy.
“To date, a total of thirty (30) officers were trained in the first batch. At the end of this programme, sixty (64) officers from various disciplines of Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Well Engineering and Field Engineering would have been trained,” the GED said.
According to the statement, the Group Human Resources, Mr. Ishaya Timothy, represented by Mrs. Mariam Sani, assured the trainees that the training provider was capable of delivering the training, as majority of their resource persons were experienced players in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.