To build business capacity, and strengthen its corporate social responsibility, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), a subsidiary of the Eni Group, said it had trained about 370 local vendors and over 150 indigenous contractors since 2016, The Guardian reports.

The Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the outfit, Massimo Insulla, who disclosed this, said part of the training, also included business succession planning for the contractors and vendors. Insulla made the disclosure while declaring open a two-day Business Leadership Workshop, attended by hundreds of business executives in the oil and gas industry, in Owerri, capital of Imo State, on Wednesday.

 He said the inspirational business excellence programme is essentially to sharpen the business skills of the participants from the South East and South South and other Niger Delta states, where the company operates, on ways of having quantum leaps in the business world. He also said Eni will continue to respect all the Nigerian laws and guidelines with regards to procurement processes in the award of contracts.