The Chief Executive Officer, Marine Platforms, Taofik Adegbite, has called for alignment in policies, and implementation in order to sustain the local content drive in Nigeria.
This, he said, would help foreign companies to create avenues for locals to benefit from their investments in the host country.
Speaking during a panel discussion at the 2019 Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Abuja on Monday, Adegbite noted that though capacity had been created, there should be an appraisal of operations in the sector in order to make appropriate interventions.
The panel discussed the topic ” Nigeria content Implementation for sustained economic development.”He said that the country had done well with the establishment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act used in driving local content in the oil and gas sector.
Also, Kevin Joen, Managing Director, Samsung Heavy Industries, said that the organization supported every drive for local content for economic development. He said that the company had trained 600 welders with international certification, adding that 100 students were under its graduate and postgraduate programme.
According to him, local content should be enforced in other sectors to compliment what is happening in the oil and gas sector. This, he said would drive economic growth and development.