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Omene: Nigeria Needs More Technology Skills to Boost Oil Production



The first Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Godwin Omene, has insisted that the Nigerian economy will continue to depend on oil production, provided the country invests more in technology skills that will enable it explore and refine more crude oil that will sustain the economy.

Omene, who was also the first Deputy Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Nigeria, said this in an interview with THISDAY, in Lagos.

He explained: “There is an erroneous belief that Nigerian oil will dry up soon, but I want to correct that general belief, because the truth of the matter is that our country is blessed with natural resources like oil and gas among others, and oil can never be completely dried up.

“It is a natural endowment and nature has made it so. It is good that the country is already diversifying into technology because we need technology skills to discover more oil and also refine more oil that will sustain the Nigerian economy.”

This Day, Thursday 21, February.

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