Oil Confab Opens In PH’Morrow

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Nigerian Local Content Law, ‘Issues and Prospect’ is the
theme of a three-day international Oil and Gas Conference which opens in Port
Harcourt tomorrow.

Among industry captains and resource persons expected at the
programme are the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu, and
Executive Secretary of Nigerian Local Content Development Board, Engr. Ernest
Nwapa, while, foremost industry players like-Shell Petroleum Development
Company (SPDC) and Brawal Oil Services Ltd among other are expected to only
exhibit their profile but also make contributions geared towards improving the
sub-sector.

Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, at the weekend, the
Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly organizers of the conference, Rt
Hon Otelemaba Dan Amachree, assured stakeholders that their contribution would
form basic foundation for the making of laws to guide the sub-sector.

“I can assure you that the outcome of the programme will
enhance better law making, intended to ensure better indigenous participation
and benefit the emerging economy.

He hinted that the
3rd edition of PHIOG world address burning issues such as empowerment of
indigenous and facilitation of an investment friendly atmosphere for investor.

Chairman of the organizing committee and member of the
Rivers State House of Assembly representing Ogu/Bolo constituency, Hon Evans
Bipi had in an earlier interview assured that the resolution of the 3rd PHIOG
conference/exhibition would form the basis for laws that would help to
transform the energy sector for endurable economic growth in the state.