The national executives of the Petroleum and the Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and their counterparts – Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) – have pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on local content development in the oil and gas industry.
The unions made the commitment during a visit to the NCDMB headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. PENGASSAN National Chairman Comrade Francis Johnson commended the Board’s effort to the growth and development of the oil sector by encouraging indigenous participation. Johnson urged the Board to prevent portfolio firms from grabbing the contracts, which would help to build and deepen the Nigerian content in the sector.
The Board’s Executive Secretary, Simbi Wabote called for the Unions’ support for the Board and disclosed the agency’s readiness to collaborate with the unions. NUPENG Chairman Comrade Williams Akporeha said their collaboration with the Board would be total. He noted that they were happy with the Board’s achievemnets. He, however, suggested that NCDMB shoud introduce periodic consultative forums with the unions to boost Nigerian content practice.
Source: Energy Mix Report