The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) was established by the president, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan following the signing into law of the NC act on 22nd April, 2010.

Some of the responsibilities saddled on the board include but not limited to:

Increase indigenous participation in the oil and gas industry,
Build local capacity and competencies,
Create linkages to other sectors of the national economy and
Boost industry contributions to the growth of our National Gross Domestic Product.
NCDMB Mission Statement

Opening the Oil and Gas Industry to involve the Nigerian people.

Cementing access to Oil fields for higher productivity
Building capabilities in Nigeria to support increased investment in the industry
NCDMB Organization Structure

A Chairman who shall be the Minister of Petroleum Resources
Executive Secretary who shall be the Secretary of the Council
A representative of:

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,
The Agency in charge of Technical regulation of the industry,
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria,
Nigerian Content Consultative Forum,
Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria,
National Insurance Commission
Directorates namely:

The Directorate of Finance and Personnel Management;
The Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics;
The Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation;
The Directorate of Legal Services; and
The Office of the Executive Secretary which also has embedded, 2 Divisions:

Capacity Building
Projects and Operations
Other structures under the supervision of the Board include:

The Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF)
The Nigerian Content Consultative Forum (NCCF)

NOGIC JQS was created in line with section 55 of the act which states that the board shall establish, maintain and operate a joint qualification system (JQS) in consultation with industry stakeholders which shall be administered in accordance with provisions set out in the regulations to be made by the Minister in accordance with the provisions of this ACT.

Section 56 of the ACT goes on to say that the JQS shall constitute an industry databank of available capabilities and shall be used for Sole system for Nigerian Content registration and pre-qualification of contractors in the industry

Verification of contractors’ capacities and capabilities
Evaluation of application of Nigerian content in the operations of oil companies and contractors
Data base for national skills development pool
Ranking and categorization of oil service companies based on capabilities and Nigerian Content
The NOGICJQS is an Electronic platform that went live on the 16th of August, 2011. It is available on

NCDMB Management

The Management Structure of NCDMB can be summarized as follow

Governing Council
Executive Secretary (Engr. Ernest Nwapa)
The Four (4) Directorates namely:

Finance and personnel Management,
Planning, research and statistics
Monitoring and Evaluation
Legal services

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