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Nigeria’s Adekeye Emerges, APPO Training Directors Chair

Nigeria’s Folashade Adekeye has emerged as the chairperson, Forum of the Directors of Oil & Gas Training & Vocational Education Institutes of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO), according to a statement yesterday by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd, Olufemi Soneye.

Adekeye, who is the Director, NNPC Academy, took over from the former chairperson, Mr. Abdelkader Guenone, the Managing Director of the Algerian Petroleum Institute (API), during the second meeting of the Forum in Abuja at the weekend.

Soneye stated that Adekeye, who heads the NNPC’s oil and gas training arm, brings to the role over 30 years of experience and is expected to work with her colleagues from APPO Member Countries in order to foster more collaboration towards addressing the challenges of competencies, skill gaps, infrastructure, and poor funding in the organization’s training institutions.

APPO’s Secretary General, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, in his keynote address, charged the Member Countries to work towards further enhancing collaborative efforts to establish Oil & Gas Centres of Excellence across the African continent.

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