FG pledges support for indigenous oil and gas firms

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to providing necessary support for indigenous oil and gas companies.

Sylva stated this while he spoke during a tour of Lee Engineering and Construction Company’s fabrication plant in Warri, Delta State.

The former Bayelsa Governor opined that it is through government’s patronage and support that the Local Content Act can be fully realised.

He stressed that Nigeria was determined to raise the bar in promoting local content in the oil and gas sector.

On completing his tour of the facilities, he said: “Great effort. This is the kind of story Nigeria requires. They are inspiring stories that will push the aspirations and ambitions of youths to great heights. This firm started from humble beginning and has grown to a level that we can only marvel.

“As government, this is the essence local content is made of, and we will stand shoulder to shoulder with LEE Engineering in their desire and quest to achieve enviable heights.”

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