Bayero University Commences Degree Programme in Petroleum Engineering
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Bayero University Kano (BUK) have pledged to partner in the ongoing exploratory activities in the frontier basins across the country.
Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this known Thursday when the Vice Chancellor of BUK, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, paid him a visit at the Corporation’s headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Baru said the Corporation would always identify with the Ivory Towers because its work force was drawn from the universities.
“Your visit would open up opportunities for collaboration between NNPC and your university and we are looking forward to receiving your inputs”, Dr. Baru Stated.
He said while the Corporation was not keen on setting up a university, it had nonetheless established the NNPC Learning Academy which trains high level manpower for the Oil and Gas Industry, adding that it offered short term high level technical courses capable of enhancing the oil industry operations.
Dr. Baru said NNPC already had an established relationship with Petronas on shipping, saying further collaborations with the company are underway.
Earlier, BUK Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bello, said the university was in collaboration with Petronas, as he called on other industry stakeholders to join NNPC by showing interest in education.
Prof. Bello noted that Petronas had awarded Ph.D scholarship to 13 staff members of BUK in different areas of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, among others in recent times.
“Bayero University Kano has being given permission by the National University Commission (NUC) to commence degree programmes in Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering. The students are in their fourth year now and we believe that it would be a good idea for us to establish a relationship with NNPC in a number of areas, in particular, we want to appeal to NNPC to support BUK in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) we signed with Petronas’ University of Technology,” Prof. Bello stated.
The President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria Mr. Adewale Adeyanju has called on tally clerks and onboard security men to exercise caution in the demand for their remuneration and pensions from the Nigeria Ports Authority.
Mr. Adeyanju made this known at a sensitization meeting with Union members where he admonished members to desist from every act of violence, misdemeanor and ignorance that may mar their chances of accessing the outstanding payments.
In his words, “I think the payment of tally clerks and onboard security men anytime from now will be made available to everybody.
“The directive has come, the approval has come from the office of the Ministry of Transportation duly signed by the Permanent Secretary on behalf of the Minister of Transport onward to the Nigeria Ports Authority for payment.
“Hence NPA has to see how she can manage to pay this money,” he confirmed.
The President General assured that as soon as the final approval is settled, the …
As Gbajabiamila pledges legislative support for blue sea economy.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has forwarded six International Maritime Organization (IMO) instruments on marine environment management to the presidency for ratification.
This is in a renewed bid to invigorate the protection and preservation of marine and ocean ecosystem, responsible for the conservation, exploration and exploitation of Nigeria's biodiversity.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who disclosed this during the African Day of Seas and Oceans in Lagos said the marine ecosystem has huge present and future economic potentials that must be properly managed for its full benefits through conscious efforts and deliberate policies.
He added that NIMASA would continue to take steps to identify with the global maritime community adoption of newer measures designed to achieve sustainable marine economic growth.