Nexus Alliance Limited has gotten a contract from General Electric for the technical training and capacity development of all personnel that will be engaged at its manufacturing facility situated in Calabar, cross river state. It was awarded by the vice chairman of GE Mr John Rice in a visit in Abuja. He said that the contract was in fulfillment of the pledge made in January last year concerning the earmarking of capital expenditure to make Calabar a hub for manufacturing service and innovation.
The minister of petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Allison Madueke noted while receiving Mr Rice noted that the investment will strengthen the capacity of the industry and attract foreign investments to the nation. She also promised GE that there will be commitment and environment for good business.
The executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Ernest Nwapa said that the contract will ensure that operators in the oil and has sector will localise their operations and create job for Nigerians. It will create at least 2,300 direct and indirect jobs after construction.
Nexus Alliance Limited was awarded to be in charge of the technical training and capacity development, while Julius Berger was awarded the engineering and procurement and construction contract for the construction of the facility as well as the manufacturing site used for the training of the project personnel.
This facility will enable GE to provide training programs locally and internationally in the areas of engineering, wielding, fabrication, operations and special processing.