MANAGING Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL Free Zone, Dr Amy Jadesimi has urged indigenous investors in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry to invest in long-term projects and collaborate with each other to achieved global standard.
Dr Amy stated this on Tuesday when the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote visited Total’s Egina FPSO at Samsung Heavy Industry – Mega Construction Industry (SHI-MCI) yard at LADOL’s Free Zone.
“I will encourage indigenous companies to make a long-term investment, long-term capacity development. I also encourage collaboration. We have to work together, we have to make sure that we grow the size of the market by holding hands, demanding that more work is done here and doing that work at global standards,” she said.
Since inception from 2001, she explained that LADOL has continued to engage in one construction after the other till date and will continue to engage in more constructions to ensure more Nigerians are trained and perpetually employed through its Upskilling academy.
“We are starting our Upskilling academy later in the year. Through this academy, we want to make sure that workers who worked in the Egina FPSO are perpetually employed and we want to make sure that more workers are trained for future projects,” she added.
She thanked Total, NCDMB, the Minister for their relentless support to LADOL.
“As some of you know, such a feat won’t be possible if NCDMB hadn’t insisted on it been possible. If Total had not taken the huge risk at a time nobody thought it was possible to support us to make it possible. We also want to thank NCDMB for providing us with financial support.
“So, this is a day of celebration however, we know that the work continues, and we promise everyone that LADOL will continue to work hard to meet our milestones and make sure that the 50,000 jobs directly and indirectly we hope will be and actually created and we see more capacity development across the country and perpetual employment for the Nigerians working here today.”
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