Senate pledges support for Local Content implementation
The new Senate Committee on Local Content has pledged to support and collaborate with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to strengthen the implementation of Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry and other key sectors of the economy.
Chairman of the Senate committee in the 9th Assembly, Senator Teslim Folarin, made the promise on during the onboarding engagement session between the NCDMB and members of the committee at the Senate Chambers in Abuja.
He stated that the leadership of the Senate placed huge importance on Local Content because of its contributions to the development of the national economy and creation of employment opportunities for Nigerians.
He promised that the committee will work closely with NCDMB so as to understand its core initiatives and be in a good position to support them as well champion the proposed extension of the Local Content Act to other key industries.