The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has organized a sensitization workshop on Expatriate Quota Management Initiative for stakeholders in midstream and downstream companies in the oil and gas industry.
According to the Board, the workshop which was held in Lagos and Port Harcourt “aimed at creating awareness and extending the Expatriate Quota management initiatives to midstream and downstream sectors and other agencies of the government.”
The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote who was represented by the Board’s Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS), Mr. Patrick Daziba Obah, said that the workshop explored “features on the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (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 areas captured in the workshop included extension of Expatriate Quota Management initiative to midstream/downstream companies operating in the oil and gas industry; strengthening compliance with the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act; discussion on Expatriate Quota application process, Temporary Work Permit processes and Expatriate Biometric Data Capture Scheme.
Mr. Obah commended companies in the oil and gas industry who had successfully received the NCDMB’s Expatriate Quota (EQ) approval and urged other stakeholders to constantly update their NOGICJQS basic information to reflect their company capabilities.
By Sunday Elom