- A Nigerian man, Uduak-Joe Ntuk, has been appointed by the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, as an oil and gas supervisor
- The Nigerian was appointed based his topnotch expertise in the downstream sector and how he served in Los Angeles
- The governor said Ntuk also believes in the potential of Nigeria and is willing to use his skill to develop the nation's oil industry
Uduak-Joe Ntuk, a Nigerian, has been appointed by the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, as the state's oil and gas supervisor, which will be responsible for managing the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR).
Vanguard reports that DOGGR uses the power of science and sound engineering as a regulatory means to drilling and management of oil wells.
It should be noted that the division is always concerned about the public and environment and the impact of oil activities impact them in California.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, Ntuk had served as petroleum administrator for Los Angeles, the next biggest city to California in the US.
“In Los Angeles, he was responsible for oversight and policy of oil fields, gas storage facilities, petroleum refineries and pipeline franchise agreements.
“Prior to joining the city of Los Angeles, he had worked for several companies, including Tyco, General Electric and Chevron,” he said.
Gavin went further to add how the Nigerian has used his potentials to provide viable technical solution in various department in the city.
He also added how Ntuk believes so much in the inherent quality Nigeria holds and how he is willing to use his skill to develop the nation’s petroleum industry.
“A Nigerian-based Oil and Gas Consulting Company is exploring the possibilities and has initiated discussions regarding building a business relationship between the Nigerian oil and gas industry and the state of California through Mr Ntuk.
“He is the first Nigerian-American to hold this position in California’s history and his family is from the Port City of Calabar, Cross River State,” he said.
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