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Energy Expert Profer Solution To Energy Crises In Nigeria

An energy expert with the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Engr. Neeka Jacob said the Agency will do everything within her reach to end the energy crises currently facing Nigeria.

Engr. Jacob stated this at the sideline of the end of a three day programme with the theme; Oiffield Chemistry and Flow Assurance, on 24th June, 2015 at the Emerald and Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt.

Dr. Jacob maintained that PTDF is in the vanguard to proffer solution to the fuel crisis in the country through the establishing of Modula Refinery that will help to produce more refine petroleum product in the country and to stop the importation of fuel, kerosene and diesel in the country. He said this will reduce fuel importation at the barest minimum.

The energy expert and Head of Research Documentation of PTDF said he was satisfied with the quality of paper presented by student at the event saying they are to build to help the academia, the industry and the government, whereby the outcome will bring gain to the country at large.

“We have looked at the application that will spring money to the Federal Government soon” He stated.

He told Journalist that the Modula Refinery should be invested in by government where this will bring manpower, enough supply equipments efficiently, they will not be exporting crude oil to import finished product.

“Our dream is gradually being fulfilled at the centre, PTDF have venture into research and area of new study, our investment is not a waste and we are happy with University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT. Gas should be provided to the University, so that they can get constant electricity at the centre, while we will continue to partner with them” He said.

On the fund given to PTDF, the energy expert said the Top Management of the Agency will look into that and address that, however, they have a lot of things currently occupying them and they need more funding to be able to take care of some of their programme.

It could be recalled that students from Nigeria, Togo and Ghana were in attendance, where prices were given to the top best five students at the event.

In His speech, Prof. Godwin Igwe suggested that Modula refinery will end fuel scarcity in the country, where fuel will be produced everywhere in the country.

Prof. Mike Onyekonwu stated that the programme started on a good note and charge to students to do a better research that will help the University and world at large.

Pius Dukor

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