The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oilserv Limited, Emeka Okwuosa, has said that President Mohammadu Buhari has shown dedication for the development of local content and capacity through the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
The Oilserv Chairman at the flag-off event of the AKK project in Ajaokuta on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 commended President Buhari for being at the forefront of driving progress in the oil and gas sector particularly for giving the opportunity for local content development.
“First of all, I will give thanks to the President. Clearly he has been at the fore front of driving progress at the oil and gas sector. As you may be aware, he built most of the infrastructure we have today in the early seventies when he was Federal Commisioner for Petroleum Resources. Most of the refineries you see today were built within a few years when he was there,” Okwuosa said
According to him, when the President came to power in 2015, he made this project a cardinal one. “This project has been on the drawing board since 2008/9 but he made it happen,” the Oilserv boss said.
He pointed out that this is the dedication for the development of the oil sector and the quest for the development of local content.
Oilserv, he said, is an example of local content development. According to him, Oilserv’s involvement in the project is an indication that the Federal Government means well for the local content development.
He explained that Oilserv has been operating before the local content law came into being.