The Australian New Commissioner Designate and Head of Nigerian Mission, Her Excellency Ms Leilani Bin-Juda has today paid courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary, PTDF, Mr Ahmed Galadima Aminu to seek for educational partnership between the Fund and the Australian High Commission.

The Envoy informed PTDF Executive Secretary that her country had requisite technology and knowledge of the different specializations in oil and gas and other disciplines that can support PTDF’s mandate of human capital development.

Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund. (PTDF), Mr Ahmed Galadima Aminu commended the envoy’s initiative to seek collaboration with PTDF and assures them of the Fund’s readiness to partners with any institution that is poised to collaborate with the Fund in the delivery of its mandate.

He said, PTDF is the lead agency of government statutorily empowered to build capacity in various science and technology related disciplines that are relevant to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Adding that, the Fund has effectively discharged its responsibility for the past 23years.

Galadima who goes to memory lane to explain various strides recorded by PTDF in areas of Education, Research and Development of oil and gas related institutions promised to fast track further engagement with Australia through its High Commission in Nigeria to find means of expanding the frontiers of research and development as well on human capital development for the Nigerian oil and gas industry in line with the mandate of the Fund.