Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas, Tony Attah, says at least 55 per cent of the scope of work on the newly signed Train 7 project of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG will be domesticated in Nigeria to create an additional 50,000 jobs in the country. This development is to demonstrate to the world that Nigerian companies’ capacity and personnel in the oil and gas sector had improved to handle high end technical projects following the efforts of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board.
He made this statement in Port Harcourt during a reception ceremony organised by the Junior Chambers International to honour Simbi Wabote, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board on his reappointment as the Executive Secretary of the board. TheMD explained that the Train 7 project would create 12,000 direct jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs.
He said, “I dare say that without the support of the Executive Secretary, personally committing, we may not have Train 7today. Train 7 means 12,000 jobs directly and based on the board’s calculation 40,000 additional jobs indirectly.
Speaking also, Wabote stressed that the Federal Government was finalising plans to site a 500 barrel per day capacity modular refinery in Imo state to boost local content in the South-East.