OGTAN APPEALS TO NNPC TO ENCOURAGE IN-COUNTRY TRAININGS
Originally published on July 21, 2018
The Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) has appealed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to encourage the scheduling of local trainings in the country instead of imposing it on oil companies to train abroad. The aim is targeted towards increasing local capacity building in the oil and gas sector and other technical aspects.
Speaking in Lagos yesterday at the July Session of OGTAN Business Forum supported by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and hosted by Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Dr. Afe Mayowa, President of OGTAN, said that the association is not trying to discourage going abroad to acquire technical knowledge that is not in the country, what they do not support is where NNPC mandate oil companies to train abroad when capacities are obtainable in country.
Mayowa hinted that they are appealing to NNPC because they want them to represent an epitome of a good leader instead of mandating oil companies to send people to train abroad without considering their complaints and groans in silence.
“A lot of companies are telling us but they can’t tell them, but we as an association, we deemed it fit in the interest of our country to advise NNPC to be an example,” he added.