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Deploy tech to facilitate energy transition, FG charges institute

The federal government has charged the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) to leverage technology in its curriculum and training to complement the government’s effort in energy…

The federal government has charged the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) to leverage technology in its curriculum and training to complement the government’s effort in energy transition.

Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, gave the charge yesterday in Abuja at the 50th Anniversary and Conference of the PTI with the theme “50 Years of Training, Innovation and Technological Development: The PTI Example’.

In his address, Sylva noted that the institute is critical in achieving Nigeria’s decade of gas and energy transition target.

“As a training institute in the oil and gas sector, it is imperative for you to know that technology has transformed the oil and gas sector and it is important to leverage technology, and skill acquisition in line with the government’s energy transition and transformation plans,” he said.

The minister, who was represented by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Amb. Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, added that “As the quest for renewable energy grows, it is also important for PTI to concentrate their teaching and curriculum in areas of technology adoption to boost growth.”

Also in a remark, the group chief executive officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, noted that a majority of Nigeria’s population does not have access to clean energy, “which is why the Training Institute must concentrate on technology-driven policies to boost clean and affordable energy for Nigerians.”

He added that the NNPC will collaborate with the institute in the area of capacity building for students.

Meanwhile, the principal/chief executive of the institute, Henry Adimula, stated that since its inception 50 years ago, the institute has transformed in areas of capacity building and training of its students in line with international standards.

He said the institute is adopting policies to drive a clean energy transition in the country.

 

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