Addax trains 190 vendors, pledges local content commitment


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As part of its efforts at promoting Nigerian content in the oil and gas industry, Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited  said it had trained 190 indigenous vendors in the country.

The oil company also pledged to continue to be committed to local content development and support the programmers of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.

Speaking recently during the celebration of third anniversary of Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act  in Lagos, the Managing Director of the oil company, Mr. Cornelia Zegelaar, said the vendor executive development seminar, which was part of  the vendor  development initiatives, was held in February  with over  190 vendors in attendance.

It was not just a success, Zegelaar said, but ‘’the first of its kind in the industry.’

He said highlights  of some of Addax Petroleum’s Nigerian Content achievements to date, include full compliance to  all NCDMB tendering and contracting requirement;  history  of utilising competent Nigerian contractors even on very complex projects; and youth development initiatives and community projects aimed at empowering youths in its areas of operations.

The Addax Petroleum boss said the oil company would continue to focus on training and development of its employees as part of efforts aimed at entrenching the Nigerian content initiative.

Zegelaar said  the  task of Nigerian Content Development and nation building did not lie with just the international oil companies or the NCDMB. “ We all have a role to play,” he said.

According to him, the theme of the programme is on taking personal responsibility towards the realisation  of the Nigerian content goals of human capital development and national capacity building.

He congratulated members of the newly formed Addax Volunteers Club and their executives, saying,  “The members have taken personal responsibility to support Nigerian content development goals and nation building starting with volunteering their time and resources to make an impact in secondary schools in Lagos and our areas of operations.”

Zegelaar, who  promised that  Addax as a company would  support the Nigerian content development drive as much as possible , said, “Addax remains committed to the visions and objectives of the NOGICD Act. We look forward to more anniversary celebrations and the continued growth and development of the oil and gas industry and the nation in general.”



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