- Pursue Careers in Oil Sector, NCDMB Urges Youths
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has advised youths from the Niger Delta to take up job opportunities in the oil and gas sector and shun violence and pipeline vandalism.
The NCDMB General Manager, Zonal Coordinator (Board Projects), Dr. Ginah O. Ginah, stated this at the Youth Sensitisation and Enlightenment Workshop held in Akure and Owo, Ondo State.
According to him, the workshop was to enable the youths understand that the business environment in the oil and gas industry had changed from 2010 when the oil and gas industry development act was passed into law.
He said, “In this new environment that was ushered in by that act, there is space for increase of Nigerians’ participation in terms of human resource, services and other sundry issues and activities in the oil and gas industry.
“The act also encourages the involvement of host communities in the activities of oil and gas industry particularly in their domains. The fallout of this incidentally is that the youths don’t have to be violent any longer in getting engaged in the oil and gas industry.
“We are the agency responsible for ensuring that they (youths) get what is due to them in the oil and gas industry.”
Ginah charged the youths to discuss with the NCDMB through its official address if they had any grievance, saying “in the nearest future, we should see cessation of violence and hostilities in the Niger Delta areas”
He noted that the board was to promote the development and utilisation of in-country capabilities for industrialisation of Nigeria through effective implementation of the Nigerian Content Act.
The NCDMB boss added that the board was working on how to ensure that more Nigerians, particularly youths from the Niger Delta region, get engaged in relevant skills that would earn them employment in the oil and gas industry.
To benefit from the oil and gas job opportunities through the NCDMB, he said the youths would register on the portal of the organisation to enable companies in the oil sector to access their details and call them up for opportunities.
A consultant to the NCDMB and former lawmaker in the state, Mr. Oyebo Aladetan, said they had been able to find one of the laws of the country to acquaint the people with the environmental values on how to benefit from what could come out of their environment.
Aladetan, who was a former lawmaker representing Ilaje State Constituency I, also said the NCDMB act would help in reducing the rate of neglect of the people from the Niger Delta.