Chairman, Nigerian Institute Of Petroleum Engineers, Engr Prisca Pays Courtesy Call On Anambra Commissioner For Petroleum And Mineral Resources, Barr. Ifeanya

By Anthony Chukwuemeka

We are seeking for collaborative ways to make positive impact in the state, effect change on the curricular of petroleum engineering departments in academic institutions, introduce modern skills that would make graduates employable, find ways to bridge the gap between the government and industries, etc.,

Engr Prisca Kanebi who is the National Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Petroleum Engineers, made the statement in a courtesy visit on Anambra Commissioner for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Barr. Tony Ifeanya.

Excited about the fact that the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources is barely new in the state, Engr Prisca noted that although, the institute has been in existence for 27years, the forthcoming International Conference expected to hold November this year is the first of its kind in the country.

Stressing on the need for Mr Commissioner to attend the conference, Engr Prisca said its an opportunity for his voice to be heard in the presence of notable dignitaries, players and stakeholders in the industry that will grace the occasion.

In response, Mr Commissioner, Barr. Ifeanya said the ministry is going in direction of Mr Governor's manifesto, Anambra vision 2070 and Combined Transition Committee report. He stated the ministry is open to opportunities and partnerships.

"Our ministry is in dire need of accurate data (feasibility studies) of Anambra petroleum industry. There is so much exploitation and this is as a result of lack of data," he said.

He stated that Anambra is rich in Kaolin and gas but lack management. The ministry he noted, will benefit from the expansive knowledge of expatriates who are members of the Institute.

He assured of the birth of a new, cordial partnership between the Institute of Petroleum Engineers and Anambra State Government.