Kachiku also stated that the Federal Government was committed to ensuring that Nigerians enjoyed better opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
Speaking at the inauguration of state-of-the-art laboratories established by Laser Engineering Nigeria, an indigenous firm located at Rumudara in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, the minister pointed out that he was not given to frivolities, adding that he does not travel on a chartered plane.
He maintained that the Federal Government was prepared to partner Nigerians intending to make landmark achievements in the oil sector.
Kachikwu added that government would provide the necessary support towards ensuring that Nigerians were made major players in the sector.
He said, “The Federal Government is prudent in the management of our resources. For me, whatever is available when I am travelling, even if it is economy class, I will take my seat.”
The minister, who spoke on the importance of research, added, “Research produces new dimensions to products and research development and that makes the oil and gas industry work well.
“The fact is that I am very committed to seeing that a larger part of the opportunities in the Nigerian oil and gas sector are enjoyed and indeed managed by Nigerians. It is my firm commitment that anybody doing something along that line has my buying.”