The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (NLNG) has said it has trained 600 Nigerians in the building of its six new ships. Mr Babs Omatowa, the NLNG Chief Executive Officer, announced this at the Oil and Gas Syndicate Corporate Award organised by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in Lagos.Omatowa said, "We introduced the first Nigerian managed aviation partnership, investing significantly to ensure they could build local capacity of modern helicopters worth over 100 million dollars (N20 billion). "More recently, as part of building six new ships for NLNG, we brought creativity to enhance strategic contribution to Nigeria with training of 600 Nigerians.’’ He said that the CIPS education had enabled him to gain deeper insights into the procurement best practices and creation of value.Omatowa said that the profession had witnessed phenomenal changes, especially in the last 20 years with much technological advancement aided particularly by globalisation, telecommunication, internet, social media and efficient logistics. He said that issues like climate change, slavery, human trafficking, corruption and inequalities were receiving more attention from the global leaders and change agents. Mr Tom Tagoe, the Founder and Group Chairman, Harly Reed International, said that the aim was to develop transferable skills in procurement, logistics and finance."The programme will be practical, challenging and stimulating and will give tangible return in investment," Tagoe said.