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Energy transition: PTDF to train Nigerians, redesign programmes

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), says it has initiated a process to redesign its programmes and train more Nigerians on gas technology to fast track the actualisation of energy transition in Nigeria.

The General Manager, Strategic Planning, PTDF, Jide Adebulehin, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja.

Adebulehin said the Fund would train more young Nigerians in the area of gas technology for transition to recognise the decade of gas, as Nigeria’s transition fuel.

He said: “Our gas technology development will be at the front burner in our capacity development programme, we shall be redesigning several programmes that will utilise our gas more.

“Relevant government agencies and the private sector in the oil and gas sector are recognising our peculiarity in terms of energy needs in this part of the world.

“Programmes that will be conformable to the speed at which we are moving in terms of energy transition should be engaged.”

Our gas technology development will be at the front burner in our capacity development programme, we shall be redesigning several programmes that will utilise our gas more.

According to him, PTDF is providing training to Nigerians to enable them to qualify as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the field of engineering, geology, science and management in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and abroad.

Commenting on its scholarship scheme, Adebulehin said the scheme had been transparent in its overseas and local scholarships, adding that it had different criteria that ensured geo-political representation.

According to him, thousands of Nigerians have benefited from the scheme including MScs, PhDs and different categories since inception in the past 20 years.

“PTDF dwells on building capacities and capabilities in the industry through the development of human capacities, institutional capacity development as well as the promotion of research and acquisition of relevant technologies.”

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