The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has concluded its stakeholders’ sensitization workshops on Expatriate Quota Management Initiative for midstream and downstream companies in the oil and gas industry, with a commitment to achieving sustainable industrialization in Nigeria.
Addressing participants, NCDMB executive secretary, Mr. Simbi Wabote, said the stakeholders’ sensitization workshop initiative to companies in the Nigerian oil and gas industry falls under the medium term plan of the NCDMB’s 10-year Strategic Road Map.
The ES, who was represented by the director, planning, research and statistics, Mr. Daziba Obah, said the workshop would showcase features on the NOGIC-JQS portal to the industry stakeholders and provide an opportunity to educate the stakeholders of the possible benefits of using the NOGIC JQS platform through the different modules.
Other objectives of the workshop included extending Expatriate Quota Management initiative to midstream/downstream companies operating in the Oil and Gas Industry and strengthening compliance with the NOGICD Act and discussing Expatriate Quota application process, Temporary Work Permit processes and Expatriate Biometric Data Capture Scheme.
He commended some of the companies that had successfully received the Board’s Expatriate Quota (EQ) approval and urged other stakeholders’ to constantly update their NOGICJQS Basic information to reflect their company’s capabilities.
He explained that as a reputable Board, NCDMB’s vision statement is to be the instrument for the industrialization of Nigeria. “We hope to achieve this through an uncanny display of patriotism, integrity, team spirit, professionalism, creativity, and passion.