He said: “I just wrapped up an insightful tour of Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited's Modular Refinery in Ohaji-Egbema, Imo State and I am grateful for their commitment to local content development in petroleum production.
According to the Chief executive officer, FIPL, Dr. Kenechukwu Nwangwu, the strategic partnership was signifying a major milestone in FIPL’s mission to provide reliable and efficient power generation to Nigerians.
Eni is supplying energy efficient cookstoves (e.g., Mozambique, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, among others); integrating the African countries into the biofuel value chain (e.g. Kenya, Mozambique, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Rwanda, among others); investing on the creation of research centers focused on new energies (e.g. Oyo in Congo, Solar Lab in Algeria, among others); powering water wells through photovoltaics in partnership with international agencies (e.g. Nigeria); investing in educational programs focused on the energy sector and upskilling (e.g. Egypt, Mozambique, Côte d'Ivoire, and others).
He bemoaned Nigeria’s low production of crude oil and gas despite the abundant reserves and challenged members of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and other industry stakeholders to initiate efforts to reversethe situation.