The minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva will, on Tuesday carry out the groundbreaking of the Oloibiri Museum and Research Centre( OMRC), in Ogbia city government of Bayelsa State on behalf of president Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister will likewise carry out the groundbreaking of the NCDMB Conference hotel Project (CHP), a three-star hotel being established by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) at Swali, surrounding to the 17- floor Nigerian Content Tower.
The Oloibiri Museum and Research Centre will be set up at the place where industrial amounts of oil were very first found in 1957 by Royal Dutch Shell.
This occasion is coming 66 years after the historical discovery of hydrocarbon resources, which ended up being a turning point for the Nigerian economy.
The Museum and Research Centre is being established as a cooperation in between the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and the Bayelsa State Government (BYSG).
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on February 8 granted the agreement for the Phase-1 Engineering, Procurement & & Construction of the OMRC to Julius Berger.
Speaking ahead of the revolutionary occasion, the executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, who functions as the chairman of the task’s guiding committee discussed that the Museum and Research Centre would remedy a historic oversight that lasted for numerous years throughout which time individuals of Bayelsa State grumbled that they had absolutely nothing to reveal for being the birth place of oil and gas production in Nigeria.
He included that the task would position Nigeria to name a few oil-producing countries that developed oil and gas museums to acknowledge and maintain the heritage and origin of their oil and gas production.
He noted the advantages of the center to consist of the arrangement of an appropriate place where historical advancements, information, devices, and tools utilized in the Nigerian oil and gas market will be saved for posterity and arrangement
of a Research Center where research study models from the market can be checked versus the requirements of the market.
The museum will similarly motivate tourist, and combination of oil and gas host neighborhoods into the advancement of the sector.
On the Conference hotel Project, the NCDMB manager discussed that it is developed to supply ideal lodging for stakeholders and other characters that check out Yenagoa for company or to take part in the numerous oil and gas occasions arranged regularly at the Board’s 1000- seater ultra-modern Conference Centre.
He included that the hotel will similarly supply lodging for scientists and other individuals that would check out the Oloibiri Museum in addition to improve the destination of Yenagoa as a traveler location.
The occasion is anticipated to be participated in by the president of the sponsoring entities, bigwigs from the oil and gas market and stakeholders of the Niger Delta area.
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