By Dipo Olowookere
As part of concerted efforts to grow local content in the Oil and Gas Industry, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Niger Dock Plc have promised to work together in the areas of engineering, procurement and construction to boost the nation’s economy.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru made this pledge while on a working tour of the Niger Dock facility at the Snake Island Integrated Free Trade Zone in Lagos on Tuesday.
Dr Baru stated that his visit is part of NNPC’s unflinching commitment to support the development of local content initiatives.
He said: “I am impressed with the span and state-of-the-art technology equipment that I saw. The various lay yards and workshops look good and Niger Dock Plc has promised to execute jobs in the country.”
“It is my determination that Niger Dock deserves to be preferentially encouraged to appreciate its contribution to the Government’s call for local content. We shall work assiduously towards securing jobs for the company not only to sustain their workforce but also to continue to upgrade their state-of-the-art equipment at all times,” Dr Baru informed.
He commended the foresight of the Chairman of the company, Mr Anwar Jarmakani, and the Managing Director, Manssour Jarmakani, for their vision in acquiring and developing snake island assuring of the readiness to always partner with them in contributing to the nation’s economy.
In his response, the Chairman of the company, Mr Jarmakani pledged the preparedness of the company to continue to work with the NNPC and other industry players to grow capacity in-country saying that the company is well equipped to handle all types of engineering, procurement and construction work in the Oil and Gas Industry.