The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has held a sensitisation and enlightenment workshop on community content guidelines for youths in Rivers State.
Speaking at the forum, General Manager, Corporate Communication and Zonal Coordination of the board, Dr Ginah Ginah, described the Community Content Guidelines as a policy thrust designed by the board to bring critical infrastructure to host communities and usher development, empowerment and generate employment.
He said, “The objective of the workshop was to enlighten young Nigerians on how to actively get involved in the oil and gas industry through human capacity development as provided in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (2010) Act.”
He further disclosed that the CCG gives community contractors the leverage to partake in projects, partnerships and initiatives of the board in the Niger Delta region through direct and indirect access to increase entrepreneurial skills, competencies and capacities in the oil and gas industry and retain in-country spending as part of the strategy to increase Nigerian Content to 70 per cent by 2027.
He stated that such opportunities have already generated employment for members of host communities and trained young people in the area to take up vocations as the board has achieved a lot in human capacity development.
The GM gave insight into the Nigerian Content policy which is about the domiciliation of work and development of local capacity with associated benefits.
He further charged participants to avail themselves of the board’s NOGICJQS database and upload their bio data onto the portal in line with the Human Capacity Development Initiative.
In a presentation, a Manager in the Capacity Building Division of the board, Mrs Angela Okoro, enlightened participants on direct intervention and project-based training and how they can avail themselves of the opportunities through signing up on the NOGICJQS portal for their competencies to be accessed.
Okoro reiterated that under the Nigerian Content Human Capacity Development Framework, thousands of young Nigerians have been trained and attached to various projects in the oil and gas sector to gain requisite industry experience and ultimately permanent employment.
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