By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
All is now set for the commissioning of Fire Academy at the Osubi Campus of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Osubi in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
This was made known at the weekend by the Principal and Chief Executive of Petroleum Training Institute ( PTI), Effurun, Dr.Henry A. Adimula during an exclusive chat in his office with Daily Watch in Warri at the weekend.
According to him, the Fire Academy will be solely for the training of fire Fighters with special bias for the Oil and gas Industry, adding that the Fire Academy will be the first of its kind in any training Institute like the PTI in Nigeria.
He reiterated that PTI remained the best trainers for the Oil and Gas Industry.
Dr. Adimula explained that since he took over two years ago as the Chief Executive of the Institute, they can now boast of having Natural Skill Qualification (NSQ), stressing that NSQ is a life long training skill for people who are in partnership with the Institute, Industry and the regulating bodies.
The Chief Executive of the Institute added that the Institute recently bidded and won a contract to train Technicians and Technologists who were recently employed by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas which will last for 6 months, stressing that they are 48 in numbers.
He stated that another major achievement of the Institute since he became the Principal of the Institute two years ago is the Institute going into partnership with NCMB/SNECO in establishing gas Center of Excellence at Osubi Campus. “We also have a partnership with John Fisher Defence ( JFD) Academy in United Kingdom who are World Leaders in training Divers and Supply of diving equipment . He said that they have trained divers and uncounable technicians with the facilities.
He also noted that during his two years tenure, PTI has been able to furnished PTDF hostel donated by the PTDF, completion of an auditorium at the Osubi Campus, the establishment of Entrepreneur Development Center where they train Entrepreneurs for the fabrication of glass wares. ‘:It is glass fabrication machine like the arch welding machine that joins glasses together. Also, in my two years notable achievement is the training of select youths manpower training of computer across the Urhobo kingdoms on corporate social responsibility (CSR) with our catchment communities. There are alot of key things to be done in few years to come to place PTI as bride of the oil and Gas industry in the country” He told Daily Watch.