Operators in the petroleum industry have been advised to train and retrain their workers to enable them compete with their international competitors, the Comptroller-General, Federal Fire Service, Mr Joseph Garba Anebi, has said.
He said the development became necessary to enable them adopt homegrown solutions to the challenges in the sector.
Speaking during the facility tour of Falck Prime Atlantic, and indigenous oil service firm, in Ipara-Remo, Ogun State, Anebi said the country boasts of highly equipped training centres such that they can compete with those in developed countries.
Represented by his Assistant Comptroller-General,Liman Ibrahim, Anebi said the company provides one of the best training services and facilities for operators in oil and gas.
He said: ?For those of us (participants), who go outside Nigeria for training, I believe that we would find it easier to attest to the fact Falck Prime Atlantic can compete favourably with any of its counterparts globally. That is why the Federal Government did not hesitate to send a team of Fire Service for training at the centre beginning from this week?.
He said the centre has three medical personnel who would take care of the trainees during emergencies.
Also, the Falck Prime Atlantic Business Development Director, Mrs Folake Soyannwo, said the firm started as a training centre for oil and gas operators, adding that it is providing safety services for operators across fields.
She said the firm is a wholly locally owned training institution, which started operation in 2009, stressing the firm has gained international recognition through its services in and outside the country.