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    Ezekwesili warns Nigeria that Oil won't take us to the promise land




    A former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has warned that Nigerian's over dependent on oil and gas resources would not take the country out of the doldrum. 

    Ezekwesili, gave a warning at the 1st National Education summit organized by the oil and gas trainers association of Nigeria with the theme "Sustaining local content through quality education and training " prospects and challenges held in Lagos yesterday.

    According to her, Nigeria's vast natural resources would amount to nothing when put at par with developed countries of the world.

    She stated that : "It doesn't matter what quantity of oil and gas ,and minerals still existing in our grounds, without developing human capacity and local content, we might as well be heading for collapse because oil and gas is a means to an end. The end is about the development of human capital.

    To reverse the trend, she advised that right policies needed to be put in place in the oil and gas sectors to avoid political sentiments taking over reasonability.

     The group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Dr. Malkanti Baru ,advocated collaboration between the academia and the industry on researches to attract investment into country .
     He noted that researches must be prioritised in order to keep up with the developmental changes in the world.

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