NCDMB Hosts Workshop For Contractors, Youths In Ondo State
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Tuesday organized a one-day workshop for contractors, youths, and members of host communities from Ondo State on the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Community Content Guidelines (CCG).
Speaking at the event held at Akure, the Ondo state capital, theExecutive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, represented by the General Manager, Corporate Communication & Zonal Coordination, Dr. Ginah O. Ginah disclosed that the workshop was aimed at enlightening contractors, youths and other host community members on the mandate of the Board and the importance of the Community Content Guidelines, which is designed to enable citizens of oil producing communitiesparticipate effectively in oil and gas operations.
“We expect this workshop will be interactive, educative and that participants will be positive and productive ambassadors of the Board”, Ginah said.
He hinted that the Board has increased the local content levels in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry from less than 5 percent in 2010 to 54 percent in 2022 through the implementation of the 10-year strategic roadmap designed to grow local content 70 percent in the year 2027. He reiterated that the Nigerian Content policy is about domiciliation of industry operations and development of local capacity.
He charged participants to register on the Board’s NOGICJQS database to fully participate in the Nigerian Content Human Capacity Development Initiatives, adding that thousands of young Nigerians have been trained and attached to various ongoing projects in the industry to enable them gain requisite industry experience and permanent employment.
The Board also held a similar workshop at Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre in Benin, Edo state, with the same goal of sensitizing contractors, youths and other host community members on how to take advantage of the Community Content Guidelines (CCG)
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