The executive secretary of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau, on Thursday, said the board was planning to establish two or more research laboratory facilities in the country to reduce the incident of researchers traveling abroad to do so.
Gusau, who spoke with newsmen on the sideline of the meeting of the National Board of Trustees (NBT) of PTDF in Abuja said the process of how to actualise the plan was expected to top the discussions of the board meeting.
He stated that building capacity requires information and knowledge while stressing that the only way to get knowledge is continuous research.
He noted that the lack of adequate research laboratories in the country has forced the agency to send some candidates abroad, under its research sponsored schemes.
He further revealed that they were already in serious discussion with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) research and development department as well as Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on how to work together to achieve the planned research facilities.
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