“Safety is non-negotiable. This is why we have to create insurance and assurance for all workers across the value chain.”
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in collaboration with Omni-Blu Aviation Limited has flagged off an initiative aimed at using helicopters to ensure quick response to accidents in the oil and gas industry.
The initiative tagged “Search, Rescue and Surveillance Programme” was inaugurated yesterday, according to information gathered from PUNCH.
Mr Sarki Auwalu, the Director/ Executive Officer of DPR, in his speech noted that the initiative will improve the level of safety in the industry, thereby, improving the operation of the industry.
He said, “Safety is non-negotiable. This is why we have to create insurance and assurance for all workers across the value chain.”
“The essence of this programme is to guarantee the safety of lives and guarantee response to any emergency and at the same time, provide medical services to victims that may be involved in the incident or accident”, he further explained.
The DPR boss noted that the Oil and Gas industry thrives on Safety and profitability. As the “engine room of economic activities in the country”, Anwalu said stakeholders must work to “de-risk” the nation.
“So, this infrastructure that we put in place with the support of the President and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources gives hope that investors are ready to come to work in a safe and secure environment”, he opined.
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