NIPCO restates commitment to Nigerian content development

27 August 2013, Lagos – An integrated downstream company, NIPCO Plc, has restated its commitment to harness indigenous capacity in the oil and gas industry, stepping up its human capital development initiatives to boost its manpower in line with the Nigerian Content Act of 2010, which harps on the development of indigenous capacity and capability.

The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Venkataraman Venkatapathy, said at a recent training programme to equip the company’s workforce on safety and security challenges that the company would continue to support local capacity building in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Content Development Management Board , NCDMB, stressing that the company’s workers remained the bedrock of its steady growth over the years.

Venkatapathy stated that the training had become imperative to enable the workers operate effectively and efficiently in a truly competitive business environment.

He said the two-day training programme facilitated by Hybrid Consulting Limited was designed to give a broader awareness to all participants on contemporary issues in safety and security management in downstream operations as part of the company’s efforts to meet the challenges in these areas.

He asserted that the company’s workforce had not only remained a major pillar but had also continued to maintain productive work ethic which has helped the organisation sustain its key position in the industry with satisfactory service   delivery to its numerous customers.

The company, he said, will continue to place high priority on staff training and development, seeking and retaining the best talents in its continued pursuit of operational and service excellence.

Venkatapathy stated that a robust performance framework had been put in place by the company to ensure that all staff were properly managed and supported to deliver higher levels of Key Performance Indicators, KPIs.

“We are convinced that our investment in training and human capital development will translate into greater productivity higher performance and impact positively on the overall operations of the company”, he said.

The NIPCO boss, who was represented by the company’s Assistant General Manager in charge of Human Resources and Administration, Mr. Magaji Mohammed, charged all the participants to make best use of the programme deliverables.

The training facilitator, Dapo Omolade, said there was a symbolic relationship between safety and security in a regulated industry like the oil and gas.

– This Day

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