Tanzania to tap Nigeria’s oil and gas experience

05 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania is set to tap from Nigeria’s experience in the oil and gas to develop its oil and gas sector.

This follows the signing, Wednesday, of an agreement between the Tanzania Institute of Transport, NIT, and its Nigerian counterpart – the Nigerian Institute of Transport and Technology, NITT – focusing, among others, on training and assistance from Africa’s oil power house to the East African nation’

The signing of the agreement is coming amid hopes that Tanzania will soon become a gas giant in East Africa.

NITT provides training programmes in, among others, the area of oil and gas, which Tanzania hopes to benefit from through a well-orchestrated exchange programme.

As at June, 2012, Tanzania has discovered 33 trillion cubic feet of gas in its onshore and offshore basins. Experts say these finds are enough to sustain a strong liquefied natural gas, LNG, business for both bulk domestic and export markets.

NIT rector, Dr Zacharia Mganilwa, and the NITT director general, Mr AminuYusufu, signed the documents on behalf of their institutions.

According to Dr Mganilwa, the agreement seeks to initiate a cordial working relationship between the two institutions, a development that will result into a speedy development of transport infrastructure for the countries involved.

“Tanzania and Nigeria will exchange the experts in the field of oil and gas exploration. Nigeria has many professionals in this area and we hope as a country, we stand to learn a lot from them,” he said.

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