Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has lauded indigenous oil and gas service companies, for steadily making their mark in the provision of top-notch services to diverse clientele in the oil and gas industry and beyond.
This is as about 9,000 service companies are currently registered in the NOGIC-JQS, offering diverse services including Engineering, Fabrication, Procurement, Drilling services,
Other services include Logistics, Exploration and Seismic services, Installation and Commissioning, Inspection and Testing, Project Management, Finance and Insurance, and many others functions to the industry.
The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System, NOGIC JQS, is an electronic platform for data consolidation on all major activities in the Nigerian oil and gas Industry.
Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr Simbi Wabote, said this when he commissioned two new facilities owned by Uniterm Nigeria Limited, and Southwestern Technologies and Oilfield Services Limited both in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Wabote said particularly lauded Uniterm Nigeria Limited, and Southwestern Technologies and Oilfield Services Limited companies for demonstrating that Nigerian businesses have risen up to the challenge of growing their outfits and contributing to the development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
While noting that both companies are contributing to the goal of achieving 70 percent Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry by the year 2027, he hinted that Nigerian oil and gas service companies are pivotal to the provision of services for the sustenance and growth of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
“It is a fact that the Nigerian Oil and Gas Service companies play very crucial roles in the provision of services for the sustenance and growth of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.”
He enjoined all stakeholders in the industry to remain committed and participate in the wave of opportunities to bring about credible institutions, competent individuals, prosperous economy.
Earlier, Chairman of Uniterm Nigeria and Southwestern Technologies, Engr. Obioha Okoroafor, applauded the Board for all the giant strides it had achieved since inception, which has helped to grow Nigerian Content for the oil and Gas sector and other sectors of the economy in-country.
Also, the Managing Director/CEO, Uniterm Nigeria Limited, Mr. Austin Omobhude reeled out various services provided by the company and commended the NCDMB for the unusual support for Nigerian businesses to grow and ensure industries comply with the Local Content Law.
Similarly, the Managing Director of Southwestern Technologies and Oilfield Services Limited, Engr. Chris Idisi described the Board as the platform that enables local companies to build capacities in the oil and gas industry.
Idisi added that the Nigerian Content Act has developed capacities to provide new and improved services in-country.
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