The Centre for Gas,Â Refining and Petrochemicals (CGRP), Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) of the University of Port Harcourt is organising an international conference and exhibition on gas, petroleum refining, petrochemical and fertilizers.
The Director of the centre, Prof Godwin Igwe, said CGRP-IPS was collaborating with the World Bank African Centre of Excellence andÂ Centre for Petroleum Research andÂ Training in organising the conference.
The conference aims at proffering solutions to the rising unemployment rate in the country among university graduates through university researches and workshops.
It would hold at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and it would have a number of notable international scholars and project experts who would deliver technical papers.
Igwe, a professor of Petroleum Engineering said the conference would dwell on the theme, â€œEnhancing employment and development opportunities through gas, petrochemicals and fertilizer industries,â€Â aimed at finding a linkage between vast opportunities existing in gas, petroleum refining, petrochemical and fertilizer industriesÂ and employment.
The conference which holds between August 27 and 28, according to the centre Director is the third since it started in 2011.
Source: The TideÂ