Dangote Oil Refinery has been awarded the National Oil Company of the year with the most impactful Local Content Development initiative and opportunity presenter in the downstream sub-sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
The award was presented to the company virtually at the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) with the theme: "Leveraging Opportunities & Synergies for Post Pandemic Recovery of The Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry," held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State recently.
The NOGOF award is a confirmation of the efforts of Dangote Oil Refinery in local capacity development in the oil and gas industry, the company noted in a statement issued last night.
According to the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, the 2021 NOGOF award recognizes the unique contribution and efforts made by the oil and gas industry per participants nominated across all parts of the industry value chain for the betterment of the wider community and environment.
Speaking on the company's contributions to local content development in Nigeria, AGM, Learning & Development & Stakeholder Relationship Management Dangote Projects, Dr. Ebele Oputa, stated that the company has trained 250 young engineers in Refinery Operations outside the country.
Oputa disclosed that the company have also trained 400 artisans selected from the host communities in the areas of Masonry, Carpentry, AC Electricians, Plumbing, Welders, Iron-benders and Auto Mechanics. In collaboration with the Nigerian Directorate of Employment with advice from Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.