The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has lauded international oil companies operating in the country for their support in the implementation of the Nigerian content.

Executive secretary, NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Wabote, gave the commendation in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while speaking at the commissioning of headquarters and operational base of Global Process and Pipeline Services Limited (GPPS).

Wabote said, “I also want to appreciate the IOCs for their support in successful implementation of Nigerian Content and encourage them and other oil and gas service providers to remain resolute and have continuous faith in the ability of local companies to deliver.”

He stated that the board was working on a programme aimed at supporting no fewer than 100 indigenous companies working in the oil and gas industry in terms of funding from the Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) as well as getting jobs for them.

Wabote said, “The NCDMB in conjunction with the minister of state for petroleum has started a programme we call Project 100. I know some of your may have received mail from NCDMB’s team working on Project 100, perhaps to identify your capacity.

“The whole idea, which in the next couple of weeks will be unveiled by the minister himself is to get behind those companies and see how we can support them both by fighting for jobs for them and also supporting them with the Nigerian Content Development Fund to grow to them next level.

“I urge those who have received the request to diligently work through it and fill out the form and request that was sent to you because we want to do it transparently in terms of the 100 companies that we want to identify. These companies goes from service providers, design houses, fabrication.”

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