The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured indigenous oil and gas trainers of collaboration towards achieving sustainable human capacity development for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas value-chain.
Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, who gave the assurance at the annual conference of the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) Wednesday, April 28.
Auwulu, who spoke while receiving the “Oil and Gas Innovative Award” presented to him by the National Executive Council of the Association, noted that the recent launch of the Oil and Gas Excellence Centre was a testimony to DPR’s resolve in that regard.
He remarked that the Nigerian economy went through turbulent times, including oil price crash, the global Covid-19 pandemic and the production cut, which dealt a severe blow on the oil market and global economy, but that the Nigerian oil and gas industry emerged stronger in the face of the emerging challenges of the triple force.
Mr Auwalu dedicated the award to the management and staff of the DPR, who he said, had painstakingly exhibited innovation and creativity to add value, promote ideas and create opportunities for the sustainable development of the industry.
He stated that as business enablers and opportunity providers, the DPR was positioning strategically as a driving force in the use of technology and application of technical know-how, thereby entrenching sustainable partnerships to grow indigenous capacity.
He stressed that this is the pivotal role that the DPR will continue to play as industry leader.