The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) recently held stakeholders’ sensitization workshops on Expatriate Quota Management Initiative for midstream and downstream companies in the oil and gas industry.
The workshop was held in Lagos and Port Harcourt and was aimed at creating awareness and extending the Expatriate Quota management initiatives to midstream and downstream sectors and other agencies of government.
Welcoming the guests, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS), Mr. Patrick Daziba Obah who represented the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr, Simbi Wabote hinted that the workshop would showcase features on the NOGIC-JQS portal to the industry stakeholders and provide an opportunity to educate the stakeholders of the possible benefits of using the NOGIC JQS platform through the different modules.
Other objectives of the workshop included extending Expatriate Quota Management initiative to midstream/downstream companies operating in the Oil and Gas Industry and strengthening compliance with the NOGICD Act and discussing Expatriate Quota application process, Temporary Work Permit processes and Expatriate Biometric Data Capture Scheme.
Obah commended some of the companies that had successfully received the Board’s Expatriate Quota (EQ) approval and urged other stakeholders’ to constantly update their NOGICJQS Basic information to reflect their company capabilities.