By Shola AmodemajaÂ
The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Gbenga Kuye has tasked the management of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL) on the establishment of a technical college to aid the transfer of technology to its Nigerian workers.
The company which provides onshore and offshore services to oil and gas production currently operates an Egina FSPO integration yard in Nigeria in partnership with a South Korean company, Samsung Heavy Industry.
The NEPZA MD who was on a facility tour of the companyâ€™s multi-billion dollars facility at the LADOL free trade zone in Takwa Bay which is situated within the Apapa port, said for the country to join the G20 economies of the world, a company like LADOL need to train more Nigerians in skills acquisition.
Kuye noted that he was impressed by the world class facilities provided by LADOL at th free trade zone. â€œAt the ground breaking facility of this place some 14 months ago, I never expected that this rapid growth and I commend LADOL for this,â€ the MD said.
He added that he was impressed seeing more of Nigerian workers doing fabrication works at the facility, adding that this will quickly aide technology transfer from the expertise from South Korea to Nigerian workers at LADOL.
The NEPZA MD advised LADOL to do more in the area of promoting local content, adding that the Federal Government will continue to provide the enabling environment for more companies like LADOL to come up.
Early in a presentation the Managing Director of LADOL, Amy Jaidesimi said the company aim
ed at domesticating all its projects from 20 percent to at least 70 percent in the nearest future, adding that it is one of those things that can make a country to be among the G20. Â
She explained that some of the companyâ€™s facilities like the vessel integration and fabrication have been completed. Jaidesimi also said that the new passenger terminal at the facility is also on the verge of completion.Â
She also called for local collaboration between LADOL and other organizations. â€œWe are pushing hard for local collaboration between private sector and public and private sector that is what make South Korea great,â€ the MD added.Â