Obaseki promises local capacity development for Benin Port

Obaseki Promise The Development Of Local Lapacity In Benin River Port

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The governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has stated that the construction of the Benin River Port will result in a considerable expansion of local capacity. The governor emphasized that efforts to expand the port were on track and that pertinent regulatory criteria were being followed in his remarks, which were made in observance of the International Day of Seafarers.

This is said in a statement from Mr. Crusoe Osagie’s office, Special Assistant, Media Projects, to the Edo State Government. Obaseki was cited as saying: “As we observe the International Day of Seafarers, we emphasize that construction on the Benin Port is on schedule, and we are working with the Nigeria Port Authority and other regulatory organizations to ensure that due procedure is followed.

“The growth of local capability is one of the main things for us. The greatest experts in the shipping and maritime sectors are already collaborating with us on the project.

“However, we want to take advantage of the chance presented by the expansion of the Benin Port to nurture indigenous talent in marine and shipping. Some of our young people have already been sent to some of the top universities in the world to study under professionals.

Additionally, he declared his aim to provide young people leadership roles and to uphold a strong local content regime, giving the populace the chance to develop their skills.

Other stakeholders with the necessary skills will also have the chance to contribute to the construction of the port, which will be constructed in accordance with international standards, he continued.

Through NPA, the state government and the federal government are working together to improve the Benin Port.

Holds Aret Adams memorial lecture The 20th annual Aret Adams Memorial Lecture Series, scheduled to begin in July, will feature Mr. Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, managing director and chief executive officer of First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited, as its keynote speaker.

This year’s speech is centered around “Critical Actions To Revive Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry For National Development.” The Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Holdings Oil & Gas Limited, Mr. Osa Igieho, and Executive Chairman of AA Holdings, Mr. Austin Avuru, are slated to discuss the theme as panelists, according to Mr. Akin Jokojeje, Programs Manager of the Aret Adams Foundation. Other seasoned professionals, technocrats, and experts in the oil and gas sector are also expected to participate.

According to Jokojeje, the Foundation was created in memory of the late Chief Godwin Aret Adams, who served as the first Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation from 1988 to 1990 and later served as the Special Adviser on Petroleum Resources to former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) from 1998 to 2002.

The Foundation, according to Mr. Jokojeje, aims to advance and develop educational competence and policymaking.

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