The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is finalising plans to build research facilities for the oil and gas sector across the country.
Zebra News understands that the facilities will be built in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board and the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).
The Executive Secretary (PTDF) Bello Gusau, revealed this at the PTDF National Board of Trustees Meeting on Endowment Research at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
“There is this complain we have been coming across since the life of the PTDF, which is that we cannot do research if we do not have the necessary facility to do that,” Gusau said.
“The fact of the matter is that I have seen that in many of the instances that we listed, there are instances whereby people have to go to some other countries to access facilities. This should not be the case.
“One of the things I really want us to put on the table in the cause of this meeting is how do we take care of that problem?
“What do we do about that? We have had a few meetings in the last six months, we are trying to bring many industry players together.”
He added that, “Presently, the NNPC Research and Development Department is on board; the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board is on also.
“We want to work together to see how we can make facilities available for researches across the country, especially those researches that are dedicated to the oil and gas industry. I am hoping this meeting would kick-start that process.”