AKK Project: Oilserv Chairman Commends President Buhari’s Dedication to Local Content Development
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Oilserv Limited, Engr. Emeka Okwuosa has commended President Mohammadu Buhari’s dedication for the development of Local Content and Capacity through the Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
The Oilserv Chairman made the remark at the ground-breakin event of the AKK project . He 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 fire 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” he said
According to Okwuosa, when the President came to power in the year 2015 he made this project a cardinal one. “This project has been on the drawing board since 2008/9 but he made it happen” Oilserv boss said.
He pointed out that this 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 involvement in ithis 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