Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB has inaugurated a Technical Advisory Board, TAB, for the Nigerian Content Research and Development Fund.
Technical Advisory Board, according to NCDMB, is tasked with a mandate to provide technical support to NCDMB’s management in the utilization of the $50million Research and Development Fund.
Inaugurated the TAB, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, emphasized on the Advisory Board’s role in advancing value-based, market-driven research in the oil and gas industry and its linked sectors.
Wabote expressed optimism that team would drive research and development in the Nigerian content landscape to new heights.
The newly inaugurated Nigerian Content Research and Development Fund, Technical Advisory Board members has NCDMB Director, Planning, Research & Statistics, Alhaji Abdulmalik Halilu as Chairman and Dr. Sarah Ateduobie Nwinee, from Petroleum Training Institute, as Alternate Chairman.
Other members are, Mr. Ijuwe Albert, from Oil Producers Trader Section, Mr. Nelson Wilbert,
representing Petroleum Contractors Trade Section; Dr. Obinna Ofili, General Manager, NCDF & TM, NCDMB; Prof. Ogbonna F. Joel, Indigenous Scientist; Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam,
Foreign Scientist from Indian Institute of Technology.
Others are, Mr. Abubakar Mudi, representing NNPC Ltd; Mr. E.B. Mac-Jaja, representing NUPRC; Ms. Patricia Simon-Hart, representing PETAN; and Mr. Modestus Onwubuche, representing Indigenous Petroleum Producers Group, while NCDMB Research and Development unit would serve as the secretariat.