NCDMB Holds Workshop On Expatriate Quota Management

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Thirty graduates have commenced post graduate diploma programme on marine survey under the sponsorship of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). The kick-off ceremony was held recently at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce, Amassoma, Bayelsa State and the programme will equip participants with techniques to measure the quantity and quality of products such as crude oil, premium motor spirit (PMS), automotive gas oil (AGO) etc. On graduation, the participants would also be able to perform proper measurement and documentation of the nation’s income from oil and gas production. 20 graduates are enrolled in Marine Survey Level (12months) while 10 graduates will be trained as Marine Survey Upgrade (6months). The classroom component of the training will hold concurrently at the Niger Delta University Entrepreneurship Centre in Bayelsa State and Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology in Lagos state for 12 months and six months respectively. On-the-job training for the participants will take place at the Centre for Marine Survey Nigeria (CMSN), Lagos and, with international certification from the International Naval Surveys Bureau and Phoenix Register Shipping. Delivering his opening remarks at the event, the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, ably represented by the General Manager, Capacity Building Division, Dr. Ama Ikuru, hinted that Nigerian ownership of marine vessels and equipment in the oil and gas industry is currently estimated about 40 percent. He added that increasing vessel ownership and participation of Nigerians in the maritime category will go a long way in meeting the 70 percent Nigerian Content aspiration by 2027. He maintained that marine surveyors are key to sustaining marine activities in the oil and gas industry and supporting vessel owners to survey and recertify their vessels in-country. He commended the Centre for Marine Surveyors Nigeria (CMSN) in conjunction with Wider Perspectives Limited and the Niger Delta University for developing a world class post graduate diploma training programme on Marine Survey. Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Prof. Samuel Edomiekumo appreciated the Board for partnering the university in such an important programme and assured that it would provide a conducive environment for learning. A representative of Wider Perspectives Limited, Mrs. Edughom Hanson commended the Board for sponsoring the training and advised the participants to take the programme seriously, attend all lectures and comport themselves during the course of the programme.
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The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) recently held stakeholders’ sensitization workshop on Expatriate Quota Management Initiative for midstream and downstream companies in the oil and gas industry.

The workshop was held in Lagos and Port Harcourt and was aimed at creating awareness and extending the Expatriate Quota management initiatives to midstream and downstream sectors and other agencies of government.

Welcoming the guests, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS), Mr. Patrick Daziba Obah who represented the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr, Simbi Wabote hinted that 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.

Obah 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 capabilities.

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