The Nigeria Content Development Management Board (NCDMB) has confirmed that it is developing oil and gas parks at Oguta in Imo State, Onna in Akwa Ibom State, Ilaje in Ondo State and in Delta State.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ sensitization programme organised for law enforcement agencies in Bayelsa state, the executive secretary, Mr. Simbi Wabote, said international oil firms are partnering with the Board on the Oil and Gas Parks Scheme Project (NOGaPs).
He actually confirmed that work is going on at different levels in the listed locations in the Niger Delta.
He noted that when completed, the oil and gas parks would be managed by professional facility managers to ensure their sustainability.
Also speaking at the sensitization event, the Board’s head of legal services, Barr Naboth Onyesoh, said that the board recognizes the power of collaboration and the impetus it generates for the attainment of its mandate.
According to Onyesoh, that is why compliance and enforcement is one of the five pillars of the board’s 10-year Strategic Roadmap which was formulated to drive Nigerian content growth to 70% by 2027.
“Collaboration and stakeholder engagement was also identified in the same 10-year Roadmap as one of the four enablers to attain the 70% Nigerian Content growth target,” Onyesoh said.
Some of the international companies working with the Nigerian Content Development Management Board include Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Exxon Mobil Nigeria and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).