Public and private sector players in the Nigerian oil and gas industry have described the annual Global Nigeria Forum as a model worthy of emulation by the country’s local content regulator.
They spoke at the fourth edition of the forum held in Aberdeen, Scotland on September 9 with the theme: “Enabling Competitive Local Content Through Sustainable Partnerships.”
The forum, a brainchild of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, the deep-water arm of Shell companies in Nigeria, aims to strengthen local content in offshore exploration by opening the opportunity space to Nigerian professionals in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom.
In his keynote address, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, described the annual event as a huge success.
Wabote said: “I am happy to see growth in a partnership that has continued to build capacity without compromising standards.”
The Chairman of the Local Content Committee of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Ekong, who led some other members of the National Assembly to the 2017 forum, proposed the takeover of the organisation of the forum by NCDMB.