Africa’s first deep water simulation for commissioning in Rivers
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.