By John Ikani
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has kicked off a 2-day Virtual Stakeholders Workshop for Human Capital Development (HCD) in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
The 2022 HCD workshop is focused on consolidating the gains from the 2019 inaugural HCD workshop and developing a credible road map to sustain effective capacity building in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry in a post Covid-19 world.
Delivering his keynote address at the virtual event, the Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote explained that the training became necessary owing to observed competency gap and safety requirements in the oil and gas industry.
According to him: “Each year, the Board and operators in the industry spend a lot of resources in our human capacity development efforts.
“It is our duty as custodians of the NOGICD Act 2010 to ensure that the industry has a pool of relevant and urgently needed skill sets.
“We want to ensure that beneficiaries of the programme find gainful employment in the industry.
“We want to ensure that all the operating companies in the industry are contributing their quota.
“In addition, we want to ensure that our tertiary institutions are equipped to meet the challenges of training the modern workforce required by the industry.”
Present at the virtual training are IOCs and Sponsors of HCD programs; Marginal Field Operators; Oil and Gas Service Providers and Contractors as well as OGTAN members.
Others are Institutions (Vocational, PTI, Polytechnic and Universities); MDAs (PTDF, ITF, FMPR, FMoE, DPR) and Regulators (National Board For Technical Education, COREN, NSE).