NCDMB Seeks Collaboration From Law Enforcement Agencies To Enforce Nigeria’s Content Act

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Tuesday sought the support of law enforcement agencies in its bid to enforce the Nigerian Content Act in the oil and gas industry. Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Wabotemade the appeal at a Nigerian content awareness program for law enforcement agencies at NCDMB Towers, Yenagoa. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the theme of the program is “Implementing a Multi-Agency Approach to Enforcement of Nigerian Content in the Oil and Gas Industry”. The event was attended by officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes (ICPC). The Nigerian Customs Service, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Department of State Services, DSS, the Operation Delta Safe Joint Task Force, the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, among others . According to Wabote, the board is already working with the immigration service on an expatriate quota system. He explained that it was pertinent for all law enforcement agencies to understand their roles in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD), to encourage collaboration and effective implementation. He said that building collaboration with institutions was one of the Board’s mandates, adding that the EFCC, ICPC and others had statutory roles in the implementation of the NOGICD Act. He said: “I think the two most important ones are to inform stakeholders about what we do. “How we do it and the results we have been able to achieve. “The second is to give the participants the agent of the law. “As you can see, it’s also to highlight to them the roles that they need to play and that they need to play (because) intervention is needed. “To help us prepare the provision of the Law, we have Customs, EFCC, ICPC and DSS. These are all law enforcement officers who have roles to play as we implement the Law, so that is the meaning of the workshop. “For example, the EFCC law states that people comply with laws and laws are laws and if there is a violation, you need the authority to help you prosecute these people, so it is part of the law that most of them they can be DSS, CIPC as the case may be. ALSO READ: Local content is key to deepening sustainable growth in Africa – Wabote “Expatriate quota, we do not give quotas but we guarantee according to the law; we approve requests from the oil and gas industry. “People like immigration, we work with them to make sure the expats we approve are the ones that are needed, and we go through the biometric process to make sure we monitor those who are approved. “Again for this role, there are certain items that are prohibited in the oil and gas industry that we cannot import. “So, we work hand in hand to ensure that if those items enter the country, they are seized to guarantee the implementation of the Law and we must collaborate with them to be successful with what we do,” he said. NCDMB Head of Legal Services, Mr. Naboth Onyesoh, said: “The essence of the workshop is to ensure and ensure that they can engage the relevant stakeholders to support local content implementation and enforcement. He said the idea was that local content was like a “great load” that no single entity can carry. He said that the local content was a national economic agenda oriented towards employment, the creation of industrialization, the guarantee of capital retention in the country and so many activities that revolve around the oil and gas industry. He said: “We know that oil and gas remains the mainstay of our economy, so it is important that other agencies that are connected with economic activities understand what the mandates of the board are and where they can support to ensure compliance with the mandates. relevant requirements. “With the oil and gas industry, that is the very essence of bringing in the relevant law enforcement agencies so that they can partner with the board and collaborate to make a collective impact on local content in the oil and gas industry.” (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; NCDMB Seeks Collaboration From Law Enforcement Agencies To Enforce Nigeria’s Content Act