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DPR boss bags Oil and Gas Innovative award

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Chinazor Megbolu

The Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr. Sarki Auwalu has bagged “Oil and Gas Innovative Award”.

The award was  presented to him by the
National Executive Council of the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) during their annual conference held on Wednesday.
Auwalu, while receiving the award, assured indigenous oil and gas trainers of more partnership
towards sustainable human capacity development that would benefit  all stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas value-chain.
He said the award was dedicated to the management and staff of the DPR who had painstakingly exhibited innovation and creativity to add value, promote ideas and create opportunities for the sustainable development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas
industry, in overriding national interest.
“Let me reassure all our partners of DPR’s commitment and collaboration towards sustainable human capacity development for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas value-chain.
”In this, we look forward to enhanced collaboration with Indigenous training organisations.
“For us at the DPR, our role as business enablers and opportunity providers, position us strategically as a driving force in the use of technology and application of technical know-how thereby, entrenching sustainable partnerships to grow our indigenous capacity,” Auwalu said.
He also pointed out that the oil and gas sector regulator would continue to play the leading role and provide needed direction for the benefit of the industry.
Auwalu further noted the recent unveiling of the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari was geared towards reducing cost, enhancing safety and value addition to the industry.
“Accordingly, we must continue to collaborate and leverage our individual strength for mutually beneficial outcome.
“This is the pivotal role that the Department will continue to play as industry leader.
“To this end, the DPR is proud to be associated with OGTAN because our drive to build industry capacity is synchronous with that of the renowned organisation.
”Over the years, OGTAN has maintained its reputation as the “gold standard” of independent training service providers in the
oil and gas sector.
“OGTAN was established to develop indigenous capacity for the Nigerian oil and gas industry in line with the mandate of the Department and other agencies of Government such as Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board.
”I am proud to say that OGTAN has become a household name to reckon with and continues to blaze the trail in the comity of indigenous capacity development experts,” Auwalu said.
He, however, averred that the agency would continue to create opportunities that enable businesses and investments for all stakeholders by using its service instruments of licenses that guarantee investments, its permits that enable participation and its
approvals that authorise activities

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