Women In Management and Business (WIMBIZ) has been challenged on skill acquisition to tap into huge opportunities in the oil and gas sector of the economy.
This is against the backdrop of a report that women at 9.6 percent have the lowest representation in oil and gas sector.
Osten Olorunsola, director, Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR), said this at the CEO/Policy Maker interactive breakfast series with theme, ‘Building Petro-Dollar Women: Tips, Skills and Life’s Lessons’, organised by WIMBIZ in Lagos.
“The energy landscape is pretty wide and very robust. There is a lot of playing ground especially for women. Come to us…”, he said.
The panelist tasked women on the need to understand the industry they want to play in, look at the right financing, seek collaboration, be able to take risk and believe in themselves.
Speaking with BusinessDay shortly after the forum, Adeola Azeez, chairperson, WIMBIZ, regretted that women make up 49.9 percent of the Nigerian population, yet they are not adequately represented on the oil and gas platform.