Africa’s first deep wa­ter sim­u­la­tion for com­mis­sion­ing in Rivers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

Min­is­ter of Petroleum Re­sources Mrs. Diezani Al­li­son-Madueke will next week in Port Har­court, Rivers state com­mis­sion the first deep wa­ter sim­u­la­tion theatre in Africa.

The Deep­wa­ter Sur­vival Train­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria (DSTAN) dis­closed this in a state­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the Pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion Sir Em­manuel Onyek­wena, the ma­jor de­vel­op­ment that the oil and gas in­dus­try has achieved in re­cent years was Lo­cal Con­tent Law “which is em­pow­er­ing Nige­ri­ans.”

He said the min­is­ter has played a piv­otal role in the lo­cal con­tent law say­ing “the oil and gas in­dus­try has wit­nessed tremen­dous growth un­der the watch of Al­li­son-Mad­u­ake de­vel­op­ment.”

Onyek­wena, who is also the man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of TOL­MANN Al­lied Ser­vices Com­pany Ltd said: “To­day, Nige­ri­ans are given the right of first re­fusal; they are con­sid­ered first for jobs in the in­dus­try.”

The Deep-wa­ter Sim­u­la­tion Theatre (DST), which was built by TOL­MANN, an off­shore safety train­ing com­pany in the oil and gas sec­tor will be com­mis­sioned on April 14, 2014 by the Petroleum Re­sources min­is­ter Diezani Ali­son-Madueke.

The DSTAN pres­i­dent fur­ther said that the em­ploy­ment of young Nige­ri­ans in the in­dus­try will in due course boost wealth cre­ation in the coun­try.

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