The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) said that it has initiated the process to redesign its programmes and train more Nigerians on gas technology to fast track the actualisation of energy transition in Nigeria.
General Manager, Strategic Planning, PTDF, Jide Adebulehin, made this known in an interview 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 which was Nigeria’s transition piece.
“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 need 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,” he said.
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 has 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 its 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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