By Itohan Abara-Laserian
Lagos, April 22, 2021 ANOH Gas Processing Company (AGPC) has invested the sum of $10 million in capacity development initiatives in the oil and gas sector.
Mr Okechukwu Mba, AGPC Managing Director, said this on the sidelines of the meeting and tour of the Centre for Skills Development and Training in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday.
Mba said that the AGPC was partnering the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to complete part of its capacity development initiatives for the ANOH Gas Plant Project.
He identified technology and safety skills as critical to the oil and gas sector, saying that the AGPC was delighted to be playing a key role in completing the Centre for Skills Development and Training.
Mba, therefore, urged the contractor in charge to ensure that the project was completed on time and safely.
He said that future graduates from the centre would be equipped with relevant skills in the oil and gas sector.
According to him, AGPC has plans to execute human capacity development initiatives for the host communities of its ongoing ANOH gas plant project as it continues to foster stronger ties with critical stakeholders.
Engr. Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of NCDMB, while commenting, commended the AGPC for the partnership in the push to complete the Centre for Skills Development and Training.
The project commenced in 2011 with the motive to develop human and institutional capacities in the Nigerian oil and gas sector but was later stalled due to lack of funding.
The centre comprised of a tower block, heavy duty and light scale training centre, library and auditorium.