Local Content Achievements: Human Capacity Building A Huge Success- Wabote

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The Executive Secretary of the Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye has hailed the broad specializations and depth of Nigerian Content human capacities initiatives.

He gave his assessment when he led senior personnel of the Board and representatives of international and indigenous operating companies on a facility visit to Falck Prime Atlantic Training Centre in Ipara, Ogun State.

He remarked that the was building human capacities in key areas and expressed hope that the skills being developed will serve several other key industries of the economy.

The Executive Secretary also conveyed his positive impression about the high standards maintained by Falck Prime, which was set up to offer on oil and gas safety and other skills. In his words: ”Falck and Pace have done a very good job. They invested and believed in Nigeria.”

He also noted that some of the offered at the facility cost huge sums of money overseas. He added: ”It is international standard, its got all the international certifications and affiliations and that is what we want because the does not accept mediocrity or unqualified people to work onboard.”

Giving an account of their experience at the Falck Prime Atlantic training facility, one of the trainees, Mr. Udechukwu Chukwuma Afamefuna thanked NCDMB for nominating them for the training which is being sponsored by PACE.

He stated that the training has been insightful and they had been trained on both core Mechanical and Safety. He said: “We are currently undergoing the OPITO Mechanical certification which is of international standard. We have been taught and theoretical aspects of maintenance of Engines, Turbines, compressors and pumps. We are hoping to be highly marketable at the end of our training.”

The Group Managing Director, Falck Prime Atlantic, Ayo Otuyalo and Chief Business Development Officer, Folake Soyannwo gave the Executive Secretary’s delegation a full tour of the facility and explained the available capacities.

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