Port Harcourt — A group known as Bonny Gentlemen’s League, has urged the project contractors handling the ongoing construction of the Nigerian LNG Limited’s Train-7, SCD JV consortium, to ensure strict compliance to the Community Content Guidelines of the NOGICD Act.
The CCG of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act is aimed at achieving a structured engagement of youths in host communities in productive endeavours including employment, training, services, supplies, manufacturing and contracts.
SCD JV consortium which comprises of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo, is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the Train-7 project. Under the contracts, the SCD JV is responsible for the detail design and construction phase of the NLNG seventh train plant.
Speaking, the group also urged the SCD JV consortium to adhere to the Train-7 project’s memorandum of understanding in order to avoid restiveness in Bonny Kingdom, industrial crisis on site and to enhance seamless project execution and delivery.
These were parts of the resolutions reached in a communique by the group at the end of its one-day open forum and annual general meeting held in Bonny Island.
The communique jointly signed by the Chancellor, Bonny Gentlemen’s League, Olam Allwell-Brown, and Registrar Dr. Victor Ibigoni Jumbo, also commended the federal government and the NLNG for the construction of the Bonny-Bodo Road, saying that it will fast track the development of Bonny Island.
The group also urged the Bonny Local Content Compliance Committee and the Bonny Integrated Recruitment Committee to work in synergy and ensure the impactful delivery of Train 7 project business and employment opportunities to the people of Bonny.
“The League applauds the Federal Government for Commencement of the NLNG Train 7 Project and urged the Consortium –SCD JV and all Train 7 Project contractors to ensure strict compliance with Community Content obligations as enshrined in the Local Content Act and the Project Memorandum of Understanding executed with the Bonny Local Content Compliance Committee, in order to avoid restiveness in the Kingdom, industrial crisis on site and to enhance seamless project execution and delivery.
“The League commends the Federal Government and NLNG on the spate of work on the ongoing Bodo-Bonny Road project and urged the construction company, Julius Berger Plc to maintain the momentum and ensure timely completion and delivery of the project to fast-track the development of Bonny Local Government Area and environs.
“The League congratulates the Chairman and Members of the reconstituted Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission and called on the agency to revitalize the execution of the Bonny Ring Road Project in order to link the towns and satellite communities in Bonny East to the Metropolis and improve vital communication infrastructure and overall economy of the Local Government Area.
“The League decries the non-existence of a completed Rivers State Government project in Bonny Local Government Area under the current administration and wondered why the LGA had been so neglected, despite the huge economic contributions of the LGA to the National and State coffers.
“The League notes that the Bonny National Grammar School upgrade project awarded by the State Government in its first tenure seemed to have been abandoned; the same story is also true for a shore protection project at Longjohn in Abalamabie Community.
“The League, therefore, called on the Governor to exercise the fiat of his office to see that these projects are completed and commissioned before the end of his administration.
“The League further implores the Governor to preferentially and speedily award some legacy projects, including the construction of internal roads in Bonny Metropolis and the dualization of the King William Dappa Pepple Road, Bonny (from Coal Beach to Shell gate) to compensate for the glaring infrastructure deficit in Bonny Local Government Area.”