Capacity Building - FAQ
- 60% of the Training shall be dedicated to employment creation.
- 20% for Higher/Advanced Training for Oil and Gas Personnels
- 20% for Basic/Job entry level HCD.
- To benefit from any of the programme, candidate/individual must register on nogicjqs.gov.ng
- You will stand a chance of being nominated for any of the Board's programme.
- Institutional Strengthening (ABAK, Amoli, GTC PH etc).
- Cadet Training Programme.
- SMART Electrical Engineering Training.
- Professional Development of Teachers in Secondary School.
- Project Production Management Training.
- Subsea Training. Etc
The Board is collaborating with the IOCs/Project Promoters to engage previously trained individuals by the Board on the existing/current projects by the service vendors. Also, Project Promoters and Service vendors are advised to submit training plan/proposal targeting areas of needs to increase employment opportunity for Nigerians.
If you mean the NCI funds, it will be accessible to contributors to the NCDF as well as community contractors of any of the oil producing communities. Applicants can apply via the BOI/NCIF portal; www.boi.ng/ncifund
Service vendors are the executors of most of the projects and training programmes in the industry, hence the need for them to take total ownership and develop a detailed Training Implementation Plan in line with the Project Scope. The Promoters bear the cost of such training programmes.
The Board identified the need to continue to work amidst the Pandemic and is deploying technology to move most of the trainings virtually. For trainings that cannot be conducted virtually, the Board is observing them under stick safety measures.
There are 3 categories of registration.
- Individuals, Service Companies, Operators/Promoters
For registration, Log-on to nogicjqs.gov.ng, click on ‘Guideline’ then the category and follow the instructions.
The Board does not in any way influence who gets contract.
The change was necessitated by the need to have clear and simple matrix for estimating Training Budget. The use of Manhour for some contracts as stipulated in the Old matrix isn’t straight forward.
- Trainees are not entitled to benefits as employees of companies. Moreoso looking at the hardship posed by the COVID-19, the Old payment model may no longer sustainable.
- Lastly, the Board intends to increase/encourage saving cultures to spur entrepreneurship development after the programme.
NCEC stands for Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate. It is a requirement of the Equipment Component Manufacturing Initiative (ECMI), which was conceived by the Board to address the gaps in:
- Local manufacturing, assembly, fabrication, threading, coating, repair/maintenance, calibration and testing of equipment/equipment components etc.
- Local supply of equipment/equipment components in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
- Ownership of equipment used for onshore and offshore services in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
The Nigerian Content Equipment Certificates are classified into the following categories:
- Category A: For ownership of existing equipment component manufacturing facilities established in Nigeria and already commissioned and in operation
- Category B: For proposed equipment component manufacturing facilities to be established in Nigeria.
- Category C: For ownership of movable equipment assets and materials that can be employed and form only a part of what is required for value creation in the Oil and Gas Industry.
- Category D: For equipment leasing companies.
The simplified requirements for obtaining the NCEC are as follows:
- Valid CAC, Form CO2 and CO7
- Relevant Valid DPR Permit
- List of Equipment/Ownership Status
- Evidence Equipment Ownership
- Evidence of Land/Facility Ownership
- Memorandum of Agreement with OEM.
- Evidence of facility certification e.g ASNT, SON, ISO etc,
- Evidence of Current Tax Certificate.
Evidence showing Ownership of Nigerian Bank account.
To apply for NCEC, kindly log on to your company’s account through the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) portal and follow the steps below:
- Go to NCEC Management
- Click on Add an NCEC Application and choose from the listed NCEC Categories (A,B,C & D)
- Fill-up all the mandatory fields
- Upload all documents
- Click on Submit to NCDMB
The Board carries out mandatory facility, equipment and assets inspection and verification exercise within fifteen (15) working days upon receipt of the application. The objective of the exercise is to ascertain the status of the domiciliation plan; facility, equipment and assets ownership; and authenticity of the documents and information uploaded on the NOGIC JQS portal for each application. Accordingly, companies are required to provide original copies of all documents and information uploaded on the NOGIC JQS portal for sighting and authentication during the inspection and verification exercise.
The Board processes all applications upon receipt and issue the completed and duly approved certificates within fifteen (15) working days after the facility visit. However, if we are unable to process duly submitted application and issue certificate within 15 working days due to incomplete documentation, the application shall be rejected, and the applicant informed of the reason for rejection. All processed NCECs are approved by the Executive Secretary (ES) and sealed by the Directorate of Legal Services of the Board before issuance.
All Approved Category A NCECs have a validity period of two (2) calendar years after which, they can be renewed for another two (2) calendar years.
All approved category B NCECs have a validity period of one calendar years, after which, they may be renewed for another calendar year and no more.
All approved category C,D NCECs have a validity period of one calendar years, after which, they can be renewed for another calendar year.
The approved NCEC List is published quarterly on the Board’s website.
MVC stands for Marine Vessels Report.
The marine vessel categorization scheme drives and promotes the manufacturing and utilization of Nigerian owned vessels through the categorization of Marine Service Providers (MSP).
The MVC Report is published monthly on the Board’s website.
The simplified requirements for MVC are as follows:
- Valid CAC, Form CO2 and CO7
- Vessel Registration Certificate (NIMASA)
- Custom Duty Payment Document
- Maintenance History Document or International Association of Class Societies (lACS) Certificate, or NIMASA Certificate and or NIWA certificate.
- Bill of Sale/ or Receipt of Purchase
- ISM Certificate
- ISPS Certificate
- IMO Number
- P & I Certificate
- Builders Certificate
- And any other documentation that maybe required
To apply for MVC, kindly log on to your company’s account through the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) portal and follow the steps below:
- Go to Marine Vessels Management
- Fill-up all the mandatory fields
- Upload all documents and click on
- Submit to NCDMB
To be registered with NCDMB, you must be actively registered with the BPP. Obtain your valid Interim Registration Report (IRR) and present it to the Board.
Minimum requirement for collaboration with the Board on Entrepreneurship development trainings is registrations with OGTAN and BPP.
To be a beneficiary of our Entrepreneurship schemes, you are advised to get registered on the NOGIC JQS portal (www.nogicjqs.gov.ng). The portal serves as the primary source from which potential beneficiaries are shortlisted from
All proposals for training purposes and related activities should be addressed to the office of the executive secretary of NCDMB
It takes a period not exceeding 3 weeks from date of finalization of evaluation of commercial proposals.
This is often stipulated in the contract document. Usually, the contract date starts counting from the day the contract acceptance document is signed and submitted to the Board.
The payment schedule is built into milestones which is often indicated in the contract. Upon the achievement of any due milestone and submission of invoice by the contractor, payment is made.
After verification of contractor’s compliance with milestone achievement expectations, payment is effected not more than 45 days after invoice submission
Yes, as contained in the contract agreement signed between the Board and contractor
This is highly discouraged. However, this may also be dependent on the contract agreement and the clauses therein.
Programmes covered in the Board’s Entrepreneurship schemes includes activities in the oil and gas value chain, agriculture, construction etc.
The minimum qualification is O’level certification and decent communication skills in English language
Please refer to out trainees Handbook and HCD guideline (…download_links)