Lazarus Angbazo Announces General Electric’s 10-year Safety Milestone in Nigeria
President and CEO of GE Nigeria Dr Lazarus Angbazo said “This achievement was due to GE’s outstanding Environmental Health and Safety standards and all the employees in Onne that make quality and safety an integral part of how they operate on a daily basis”.
Dr Angbazo said the safety record at the Onne facility underscores GE’s commitment to localisation, continued investment in the Nigerian economy and the creation of jobs for Nigerians. He said GE will continue to improve service capabilities in Onne through constant training and retraining of the engineers and technicians.
In recognition of this achievement, GE received a “Meritorious Safety Performance Award”, which is an award that Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) awards to its partners that prioritize safety in their operations. SPEPCO’s Head of Subsea Intervention, Awwal Abubakar, who spoke at a brief ceremony in Onne commended GE’s remarkable safety standards which he said aligns with Shell’s corporate policy of “Safety First”.
“In Bonga field today we have 40 GE trees producing oil safely and successfully and it all started from the GE Onne facility,” said Abubakar. He also commented on GE’s high quality standards and the growth in Nigerian personnel at the Onne facility over the past few years.