The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured indigenou trainers of more collaboration in Capacity Building in the in the oil and gas sector for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Nigerian petroleum industry value-chain.
Engr. Sarki Auwalu, Director and Chief Executive Officer, DPR, gave the assurance while receiving the prestigious “Oil and Gas Innovative Award” presented to him by the
National Executive Council of the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) during their annual conference.
Auwalu said the award was
dedicated to the management and
staff of the DPR who had painstakingly exhibit innovation and creativity to add
value, promote ideas and create opportunities for the sustainable development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas
industry, in overriding national interest.
He said: “Let me reassure all our partners of DPR’s commitment
and collaboration towards sustainable human capacity development for the benefit of all stakeholders in the
Nigerian oil and gas value-chain.
” In this, we look forward to enhanced
collaboration with Indigenous training organisations.
“For us at the DPR, our role as business enablers and opportunity providers, position us strategically as a driving
force in the use of technology and application of technical
know-how thereby, entrenching sustainable partnerships to
grow our indigenous capacity. ”
Auwalu said the Department would continue to play the leading role and
provide needed direction for the benefit of the industry.
He said the recent inauguration of the National Oil and Gas Excellence
Centre (NOGEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari was aimed at reducing cost, enhancing safety and value addition to the industry.
“Accordingly, we must
continue to collaborate and leverage our individual strength for mutually beneficial outcome. This is the pivotal role that the Department will continue to play as industry leader.
“To this end, the DPR is proud to be associated with OGTAN
because our drive to build industry capacity is synchronous
with that of the renowned organisation.
” Over the years, OGTAN has maintained its reputation as the “gold
standard” of independent training service providers in the
oil and gas sector.
“OGTAN was established to develop indigenous capacity for
the Nigerian oil and gas industry in line with the mandate of
the Department and other agencies of Government such as Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board.
” I am proud to say that OGTAN has become a household name to reckon with and continues to blaze the
trail in the comity of indigenous capacity development experts,” Auwalu said.
The Director said DPR would continue to
create opportunities that enable
businesses and investments for all stakeholders by using its
service instruments of our licenses that guarantee investments, its permits that enable participation and its
approvals that authorise activities.