Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board




Capacity Building

Who We Are

We are the Board’s Capacity Building Division, saddled with the core mandate to create in-country value through viable and robust strategic development of capacity and capabilities. Ensuring the deliberate utilization and promotion of Nigerian human, material resources and services to further the attainment of sustainable development in the Nigerian oil and gas Industry, as well as the creation of sectoral linkages to boost industry contributions to the growth of Nigeria’s National Gross Domestic Product.

Our Objectives

The key objectives of the division cover the following amongst others:

  • Create and drive viable sustainable development initiatives and globally competitive capacity/capability in-country.
  • Encourage and drive the establishment and development of facilities and infrastructure for local manufacturing and related activities in collaboration with OEMs, investors and technical partners.
  • Attract investments and support the development of world-class and globally competitive educational institutions, manufacturing and training facilities.
  • Enhance the employability of Nigerians and maximize effective and sustainable utilization of Nigerian human capital in the oil and gas industry and linkage sector.
  • Drive job creation and support the development and growth of technical and non-technical skills, soft/essential skills, vocational and entrepreneurship skills and STEM education.
  • Promote intellectual creativity, technology transfer and stimulate local innovation and technology development in-country to maximize value addition and retention of industry spend.
  • Drive the growth of equipment and assets ownership by Nigerian companies, and sustainable growth of local supply and service value chain in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Drive and ensure maximum patronage and utilization of locally produced goods and services, as well as equipment and assets owned by Nigerian companies.

The primary thrust of this unit is to drive competence-based, industry/job-ready and globally competitive Human Capital Development in the oil and gas industry and linkage sectors.

The Board’s Human Capital Development implementation strategy involves the following:  

  1. Direct Intervention Human Capital Development (DIHCD)

The DIHCD involves the direct sponsorship of trainings by the Board for graduates and artisans in professional skills, technical and non-technical skills, vocational and entrepreneurial skills, soft/essential skills, and creative and innovative skills and competences.

The Board engages accredited and reputable industry training providers, training organizations and educational institutions with requisite capacities to provide Direct Intervention Human Capital Development services. The training/service providers are selected based on their capacity and capabilities of the subject matter in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007.

The 60-20-20 Strategic Training Model

The Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Direct Intervention Trainings shall be in line with the 60-20-20 Strategic Training Model adopted by the Board. The 60-20-20 Strategic Training Model provides that:

  1. 60% of  NC-HCD  Training  shall  be  dedicated   to   employment   creation  and entrepreneurship  development  in the Oil and Gas Industry  and linkage  sectors. Accordingly, at least 60% of the beneficiaries of the training programmes shall have a line of sight to employment or shall be employed. Where there are limited space/opportunities for direct employment, adequate provision shall be made for starter pack to be provided for each of the trainees at the completion of the training to support viable entrepreneurship ventures.
  2. 20% of NC-HCD is for advanced/higher level training and certification for Nigerian personnel in the Oil and Gas Industry and linkage sectors, and Nigerians that have undergone some level of training but require advanced/higher level skills, competences and certifications.
  3. And 20% of NC-HCD is for basic/job entry level human capital development. This includes graduate and non-graduate trainings.
  1. Project-Based Human Capital Development (PBHCD)

Sections 10(1b), 28(1), 29, 30, and 37 of the NOGICD Act of 2010 requires all operators, contractors, sub-contractors and alliance partners to make provisions for training and give first consideration to Nigerians for training and employment during execution of projects/contracts in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. In compliance with these provisions, all operators, contractors, sub-contractors and alliance partners are required to submit a detailed Employment and Training Plan to the plan for review and approval. This applies to every project/contract or group of contracts (including, call off contracts, routine service) with an umbrella ceiling ranging from One million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) and above in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

Training Budget Matrix

The table below shows the matrix in the determination of the training budget for Project-Based Human Capital Development.

Category of Contracts

(% of Total Contract Cost)

Project Contracts

(% of Total Contract Cost)

Service Contracts

(% of Total Contract Cost)

Procurement Contracts (% of Total Contract Cost)

Major (Above $500M)

1

1

1

Medium ($100-$500M)

2

2

2

Small ($1-$100M)

3

3

3

Call Off Contracts

3

3

3

Training Requirements

Project-Based Human Capital Development is carried out in line with the following:

  • Project-Based Human Capital Development shall be on the back of contracts for Projects, Services and Procurement.
  • The consideration    and   conceptualization   of   Project-Based   Human   Capital Development shall start at the ITT stage of projects/contracts, where a percentage of the total  contract  cost shall be set aside as training  budget  in line  with the Training Budget Matrix,  and shall be separated from the total project/contract cost or contractor cost.
  • The approved training budget for Project-Based Human Capital Development may be utilized for other Human Capital Development initiatives/programmes, including development of training institutional capabilities in-country in terms of facilities, faculties, curriculum, technology and accreditation, to support the sustainable and continuous development of the requisite workforce needed to support the Oil and Gas Industry and linkage sectors. In this regard, part of the budget may be utilized for the upgrade and provision of training infrastructure, while the remaining portion shall be utilized in organizing refresher and competence-based training to support both the current and future projects in the Industry.
  • The Training Implementation Proposal (TIP)/Human  Capital  Development  Plan (HCDP) shall be developed and signed  by the  contractor  and submitted by the operator/project promoter  to  the Board for  review and approval. The TIP/HCDP shall be in line with   the project/ contract scope, training   budget, execution plan/schedule,             skills    and     competences required         for       the      delivery          of        the project/contract, and the provisions of this Guideline.
  • The operator/project promoter shall ensure that the scope, curriculum/curricula and quality of the training are sufficient to equip trainees with skills and competences required for effective and seamless delivery of the subject project/contract and/or work ln the operator/project promoter or contractor’s organization, such that the operator/project promoter and contractor could readily and desirously employ the trainees after successful completion of the training.
  • The total number   of trainees for Project Based Human Capital Development (PBHCD) shall be determined by the training budget, skills and competency levels and certifications required.
  • The training budget for Project-Based Human Capital Development shall not be used for   operators/project   promoters    and    contractors’   Corporate    Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments/obligations. It is not also intended to address the community and social commitments of the operators/project promoters and contractors.
  • Where the training budget is to be utilized for institutional upgrade or provision of training infrastructure, the Board shall approve the facility, scope of work and the implementation plan through a fair, competitive and transparent process.
  • The selection of vendors for institutional facility upgrade shall follow the tender processes approved by the Board and compliant with the requirements of the Public Procurement Act of 2007.
  • Candidates for Project-Based Human Capital Development shall be derived from the Nigerian Content Joint Qualification System in line with the provisions of the Guideline for Community Content and Sections 28(2) and 35 of the NOGICD Act of 2010.
  • The operator/project promoter/contractor shall, for   no   reason   whatsoever, commence the training without the formal approval of the Training Implementation Proposal (TIP)/Human Capital Development Plan (HCDP) through the issuance of an approval letter by the Board.
  • The operator/project promoter/contractor shall          not      commence, or           kick-off approved trainings without formally notifying the Board and without the Board’s participation at the kick-off ceremony.
  • The operator/project promoter/contractor  shall   not   close   out   any  training programme  without  formally  notifying  the  Board for  approval  and without  the Board’s participation at the dose-out ceremony.

Requirements for TIP/HCDP Approval

The operator/project promoter/contractor shall submit to the Board the following:

  1. Approved/draft copy of the Nigerian Content Compliance Certificate (NCCC) for the project/contract.
  2. Detailed cost breakdown for both classroom training and on-the job/hands-on
  3. Detailed curriculum/curricula and/or training modules.
  4. Detailed training schedule for both classroom and on-the-job/hands-on tra’1ning, indicating the training modules’ delivery plan and required activities with specific timeline.
  5. Training Milestone Delivery Structure.
  6. Training Implementation Plan (TIP)/Human Capital Development Plan (HCDP) shall provide the following details:
  • Detailed project scope.
  • Total project man-hours.
  • Total project/contract cost in USD.
  • Total project/contract duration.
  • Training man-hours.
  • Training duration.
  • Training budget/cost in USD using the Training Budget Matrix.
  • Required candidates’ educational qualification(s) per training discipline.
  • Platform for E-Learning for trainees where applicable.
  • Shortlist of training providers, including address, phone and email details.
  • Trainees’ employment and/or entrepreneurship development plan/strategy.
  • Total number of trainees.
  • Training disciplines/skills and competency levels.
  • Relevant software applications to be used for the training.
  • List of internationally recognized and Industry acceptable certifications trainees shall earn at the end of the trainings/Certifying Body.
  • Provision for HSE, BOSIET and any other related trainings and requirements that will enable trainees work at onshore and offshore project site/locations
  1. Collaborative Human Capital Development (CHCD)

Collaborative Human Capital Development are initiatives facilitated by the Board in partnership with stakeholders such as NNPC, PTDF, PETAN, OGTAN, PTI, ITF, NDDC, IOCs, NOCs, Marginal Field Operators (MFO), Service Providers, Tertiary Institutions and any other entity/organization or government  agencies. These initiatives are jointly sponsored by the Board and the collaborating stakeholders or sponsored absolutely by the collaborating stakeholders or the Board through the   NCDF and   budgetary provisions.  They are also   Capacity Development Initiatives (CDI) funded by stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Industry.  The initiatives focus on training and support for the development of globally competitive Educational Institutions/System. The objective is to ensure that students in the Nigerian educational system are equipped with skills and competences to the extent that they may not require additional training intervention to qualify for entry level jobs in the Oil and Gas Industry  and  linkage  sectors or ensure that  they  are  field-ready.  

Also, the Board  develops and  facilitates  special  strategic initiatives  on  the  basis of mutual   collaboration/partnership  with  the  operators,  contractors,  service  providers, alliance partners and other stakeholders for the training  of Nigerian personnel working in the Oil and Gas Industry and linkage sectors,  especially in highly technical/specialized skills and competences with critical gaps in-country. Such trainings are sponsored by the Board through the NCDF and budgetary provisions or joint-sponsored by the Board and the partnering stakeholders. The Board also maximizes opportunities for understudy of Expatriates/Succession Plan as provided in Section 31 (1) of the NOGICD Act of 2010 in collaboration with Planning, Research and Statistics Directorate of the Board, to build the skills, competences, capacities and capabilities of Nigerian personnel in the Oil and Gas Industry.

  1. Remedial Human Capital Development

Operators, Contractors  and activity  executors who were found  not  to have willfully  and consistently violated  the  provisions  of  the act and  who  have demonstrated  sufficient remorse to qualify for forbearance by the Board, shall be required to undertake approved Remedial Human Capital Development in accordance with the provisions of this guideline to make up for their non- compliance with the provisions of the act.

Remedial Human Capital  Development  (RHCD) includes  initiative  undertaken  to address non-compliance with  the  provisions of the NOGICD Act of 2010 and Nigerian Content  related matters  by the operators,  contractors, sub-contractors, service providers and alliance partners. The RHCD are dedicated to training of Nigerians in critical skills and competences and support for the development of globally competitive Educational Institutions/System in-country. The Board determines the type of initiative to be implemented in line with the aspirations of the NOGICD Act and the provisions of the Guideline for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Implementation Strategy. The scope and duration of the trainings, number of trainees, certification(s) and training providers shall be approved by the Board. All RHCD shall be in alignment with the provisions of the HCD Guideline.

Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Training Framework

All Nigerian Content Human Capital Development (NC-HCD) Trainings shall consist of Classroom Training, Practical and On-The-Job/Hands-on Training, and Certification. The trainings shall cover Engineering, Sciences, Technical and Non-Technical Skills, Soft/Essential Skills, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Skills, Innovation Development and Business Incubation. The trainings shall be based on identified gaps and clearly defined needs, skills, competences and certifications. Also, the trainings shall be in alignment with Industry needs, rapidly   changing   technology   and   smart innovations,  and globally competitive   best   practices.   All certifications to be   earned   by trainees   shall   be internationally recognized and generally acceptable in the Industry. The NC-HCD shall focus on the Oil and Gas Industry and linkage sectors.

Duration for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development

The duration for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development (NC-HCD) shall include the duration needed for adequate classroom and practical training, on-the-job/hands-on training, as well as the duration needed to achieve agreed competences and certifications. The duration for Project-Based Human Capital Development Trainings shall be Twelve (12 Months) or the duration of the project/contract, whichever is longer. The duration for all NC-HCD Trainings shall be approved by the Board in line with the provisions of the Guideline for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Implementation Strategy and globally competitive best practices.

Review and Approval of Training Plan

The Board shall review all Project-Based Human Capital Development Training Implementation Plans (TIP) submitted by the operators/project promoters and contractors, or any other Training Plan/Proposal submitted by collaborating  stakeholders, consultants/training providers  or institutions  and revert with the reviewed copy within five (5)  working   days.  The operators/project promoters, contractors, collaborating stakeholders, consultants/training providers or institutions shall update the Training Plan in line with the Board’s review/comments and revert within five (5) working days. The Board shall vet  and/or review  the  Training  Plan and  if satisfied,  issue  approval   letter  to  the operators/project  promoters and contractors within One (1) week in  the case of Project-Based Human Capital Development,  Non-Compliance  Human Capital Development  and Collaborative Human Capital Development. If dissatisfied with the Training Plan, the Board shall invite the operators/project promoters, contractors or collaborating stakeholders for engagement and resolution of outstanding issues. Thereafter, the operators/project promoters, contractors or collaborating stakeholders shall update the Training Plan in line with the resolution and revert for approval within One week.

Nigerian Content and Entrepreneurship Training Modules

All NC-HCD Trainings shall include Nigerian Content Awareness and Entrepreneurship Modules. The Nigerian Content and Entrepreneurship Modules shall be compulsory for all trainees. This is intended deliberately to equip the trainees with basic and relevant knowledge on Nigerian Content and Entrepreneurial skills. The Nigerian Content Module may  be  facilitated   by  resource   persons  from  the  Board,  especially  where  the  training provider is unable to provide competent and experienced facilitators to handle the module to the satisfaction of the Board.

The scope of the   Entrepreneurship   Module   shall   be as stated   in the   Training Implementation Proposal (TIP). As part of the training, each trainee shall be required to prepare business plans/proposals, including funding/financial plan, marketing plan and sustainable business management framework/strategy. Also, the trainees shall be taught how to source   for fund/finance from the   banks and   other   funding   entities/Venture capitalists.

Qualification for Candidates for NC-HCD Trainings

Candidates’ qualification for Project-Based Human Capital Development Trainings shall be in line with the qualification requirements stated in the Training Implementation Proposal (TIP} approved by the Board, and the provisions of the Guideline for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Implementation Strategy.  For other   NC-HCD Trainings, candidates’ qualification shall be based on the qualification (s} required for the trainings.  Apart from the academic qualifications, all candidates for NC-HCD Trainings must be registered on the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) Portal.

Nomination of Candidates for NC-HCD Trainings

The Board shall nominate candidates for all NC-HCD Trainings from the NOGIC JQS Portal and ensure compliance with the Guideline for Community Content (i.e. minimum of 50% candidates from the project catchment areas. Also, the Board shall ensure national spread in the nomination of candidates for NC-HCD Trainings. Nomination  of candidates for NC­ HCD Trainings shall  be  based  on  the  qualification(s}  required  for  the  trainings,  and  the maximum ratio of three to one (3:1) to ensure enough candidates and fair competition at the selection  exercise.  Nomination of candidates for Project-Based Human Capital Development Trainings shall be in line with the requirements in the approved Training Implementation Proposal.

The candidates shall be subjected to selection exercise by the contractor in collaboration with the operator/project promoter or collaborating stakeholders and the Board.  The selection exercise shall comprise of written test and oral interview. The percentage pass mark for the written test and oral interview shall be determined by the parties involved. The written test shall be Computer-Based Test (CBT} or Non-Computer-Based Test (NCBT} as may be determined by the Board. Only the candidates that passed the written test shall qualify for the oral interview based on the jointly established pass mark.  Also, only the candidates that passed the oral interview based on the jointly established pass mark, and certified medically fit, shall be invited to participate in the training.  No selection exercise shall take place without formal notification by the operator/contractor or collaborating stakeholders and involvement of the Board. The Board shall jointly sign-off  the  results of the  written  test  and  oral  interview  and  the  list of successful  candidates. The Board shall ensure sustainable transparency, fairness and reliability in the nomination of candidates and selection process.

To be considered for the NC-HCD trainings, candidates must first be registered in the Board’s Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) Portal. To register, kindly click NOGIC JQS Portal

NC-HCD Trainings Data

To view the list of Beneficiaries of our Training programmes, click here

To view the list of our Ongoing Training programmes, click here

To view data on employment created through our Training programmes, click here

To view photobook of our Training programmes, click here

To view the list of completed Trainings, click here

To view the Guideline for Nigerian Content Human Capital Development Implementation Strategy, click here

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here

The primary objective of this unit is to drive the establishment and development of facilities and infrastructure for local manufacturing and related activities in collaboration with OEMs, investors and technical partners, In line with the provisions and aspirations of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010. The unit also drives amongst others, the enforcement of Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC), as well as, the Marine Vessels Categorization Report as mandatory requirements for companies to participate at Tenders and in the award of contracts in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

The Strategic Business Development Unit covers the following activities: 

  1. Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate

The Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) 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.

Application

In line with sections 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 53 and 70 of the NOGICD Act of 2010, the Schedule to the NOGICD Act and the aspirations of the Board`s 10-Year Strategic Road Map, NCEC applies to materials, goods, equipment, facilities, assets and general oil and gas services excluding marine vessels, rigs and dock yards, which are covered by the Marine Vessel Categorization Scheme, and Rig Utilization Strategy respectively.

Key Objectives of the NCEC

  • Encourage and drive the establishment and development of facilities and infrastructure for local manufacturing and related activities in collaboration with OEMs, investors and technical partners.
  • Drive the growth of equipment and assets ownership by Nigerian companies.
  • Encourage technology transfer and stimulate local innovation and technology development.
  • Promote the development and growth of human capital, especially local skilled manpower and industry/technology experts.
  • Drive the sustainable growth of local supply and service value chain in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Attract investments and maximize opportunities in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Drive and ensure maximum patronage and utilization of locally produced goods and services, as well as equipment and assets owned by Nigerian companies.
  • Maximize retention of periodic and annual industry spends in-country.

Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) Categorization

The Nigerian Content Equipment Certificates are classified into the following categories:

  1. Category A: For ownership of existing equipment component manufacturing facilities established in Nigeria and already commissioned and in operation
  2. Category B: For proposed equipment component manufacturing facilities to be established in Nigeria.
  3. 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.
  4. Category D: For equipment leasing companies.

NCEC Application Process

Companies can only apply for NCEC through the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) and ensure that all information and documents uploaded are accurate, authentic and not misleading.

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.

Requirement for NCEC Application/How to Apply  

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:

  1. Go to NCEC Management
  2. Click on Add an NCEC Application and choose from the listed NCEC Categories (A, B,C & D)
  3. Fill-up all the mandatory fields
  4. Upload all documents and click on
  5. Submit to NCDMB

NCEC Processing Timeline

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.

Validity Period of Approved NCEC

All Approved Category A NCECs have a validity period of two (2) calendar years and all approved category B,C,D NCECs have a validity of one calendar years, after which, they can be renewed for another calendar year.

NCEC Data

To view the list of NCEC Approved list, click here

To view the Guideline for Nigerian Content Equipment Certification, click here

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here

To view the Guideline for the Utilization of Locally Produced Barite and Drilling Fluids, click here

  1. Marine Vessels Scheme(MVS)

A key component of MVS is the Marine Vessels and Vendor Categorization Scheme. The marine vessel categorization scheme drives and promotes the manufacturing and utilization of Nigerian owned vessels through the categorization of Marine Service Providers (MSP) and vessels built in Nigeria in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

Objectives of MVS

  • Drive marine vessel ownership and ensure the delivery of maximum Nigerian Content in this category of business in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
  • Maximize the effective and sustainable utilization of Nigerian owned assets and vessels.
  • Attract investments, support the development of world-class and globally competitive maritime industry in Nigeria.
  • Drive the improvement of integrity of marine vessels and improve safety in the industry.
  • Drive best in class practices in the marine industry.

Requirement for MVC Application/How to Apply 

The simplified requirements for obtaining the 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 of.

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:

  1. Go to Marine Vessels Management
  2. Fill-up all the mandatory fields
  3. Upload all documents and click on
  4. Submit to NCDMB

MVC Data

To view the list of MVC Reports, click here

To view the MVC Utilization Scheme, click here

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here

The Institutional Relations and Entrepreneurship Development (IRED) unit of Capacity Building Division is saddled with the responsible of driving entrepreneurship and SMEs development, especially as it concerns the oil and gas supply chain and allied sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Objectives of the IRED Unit

  • Drive the institutional strengthening initiative of the Board such as the ongoing renovation and upgrade of technical and vocational education and training centres (TVETs) across the nation
  • Promote innovation and nurturing of talents, initiatives and proposals aimed at developing local capacity to drive for economic growth
  • Initiate schemes to enhance productivity and poverty reduction in host communities and other parts of the country
  • Drive the development of cross sectorial capacity building programs in high impact areas such as agriculture, construction, fabrication etc.

Overview of Ongoing Projects and Activities  


NCDMB/Kalase Farms Poultry Training Programme

Youth entrepreneurship has become a priority for the development agenda of many countries that are faced with the challenge of youth bulge and unemployment. The Niger Delta, with its abundant deposit of fossil fuels, has been ravaged by vices such as youth restiveness, wide scale unemployment, poor infrastructural development etc. However, the availability of a relatively land mass area provides huge agricultural potential in the Niger Delta and therefore provides NCDMB with the impetus to train youths in the region to embrace agriculture and other small and medium enterprises (SMEs).For this purpose, the Board has teamed up with Kalase Farms Limited, a leading agricultural and project management company, to train a total of 50 youths in Poultry farming.

The Objective Of The Training

  • promote entrepreneurship development in the agro supply chain,
  • promote sustainable livelihood,
  • promote youth empowerment and economic productivity, and diversify the local economy of the region.

The programme is designed across 4 stages of land acquisition and site preparation, civil works and construction of layer and broiler pens/cages, training of 25 farmers each in layers and broilers poultry farming management and provision of starter packs for all 50 trainees at the end of their training. It is expected that the programme will facilitate rapid, even and sustainable development by building an economically prosperous, socially stable, ecologically regenerative and politically peaceful region.


Training Programme For Joint National Association Of Persons With Disabilities

In Nigeria, an estimated 20 million people have various forms of physical disability. They have physical problems that make it difficult to find work and hold a job. Some of the disabled end up on city streets, asking strangers for help. In line with our mandate to develop capacity, the Board has always been on the forefront of engendering inclusiveness in our efforts to transform the human capital landscape of our country. In this regard, the Executive Secretary conceived the training of fifty (50) members from the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JNAPD) in various Entrepreneurship skill areas such as Fish Farming, Fashion and Design, Hair Dressing and Barbing.

The Objective Of The Training

The objective is to train male and female physically challenged persons in vocational skills that can translate to a source of livelihood and increase number of physically challenged persons that are self-reliant. This training will harness their potentials and promote the growth of local participation for people with disability in the economic activities of the country


NCDMB Project BrentPlus Innovation Initiative

In furtherance to our vision to be the catalyst for the industrialization of the Nigerian economy, the Board has unveiled project BrentPlus, which is essentially a programme designed to stimulate innovation and technological development in the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the economy. Project BrentPlus will serve as a platform for triggering development of innovative local technologies which will address societal challenges especially as it concerns the oil and gas industry and ancillary sectors of the economy.

The project will have four series of events which include Problems Definition, Call for Innovation, Nigerian Oil and Gas Technology Hackathon, Incubation. The Board will then initiate collation of various challenges facing the industry, pick out the most pressing challenges and call for innovations from interested teams with ideas, prototypes, solutions and relevant experiences, after which the applications will be reviewed by judges and a few shortlisted for the next step. The next step would be engagement between the selected teams and the industry to fully understand the challenges and revalidate solutions being proposed. Five winning innovators from the Hackathon will get $10,000 equity-free grant each. They will also get workspace, expert mentors, global partners, and unprecedented market access over three-months, ensuring they become commercial and investor-ready.

Criteria for eligibility:

  1. Participants must be a team/company of at least two or more members with at least 75 percent of the founding team as Nigerians.
  2. The team/company must be a registered or intending to register as a profit/business entity.
  3. The solution described in response to the challenge must be driven by digital technology- Software, Hardware, or both.
  4. The solution must either be at idea stage, prototype level or a launched solution that hasn’t gained commercial traction.
  5. The team must be available to participate in a three-day hackathon as well as a three-month incubation if selected.

 Renovation and Upgrade of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Centres

In 2018 the Board commenced the study of Technical and Vocational Education Training Centres (TVETs) across the three states of Akwa – Ibom, Bayelsa and Rivers as part of its strategy to address the paucity of skilled labour at the technician and operational levels of the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the economy. The objective of the study was to understand factors hindering their performance and explore strategies for addressing these challenges. In accordance with recommendations of the study, the Board commenced the structured renovation and upgrade of TVETs as part of its Special Projects on Institutional Enhancement Initiatives in strategic locations across the country. The special Projects intervention on institutional strengthening is anchored on the principles of development and sustainability. The focus on vocational and technical schools is to achieve the following:

  1. Develop pipeline of technicians that will drive the socio-economic growth aspirations of the Federal Government at the grass root
  2. Deploy vocational training as a veritable tool for job creation
  3. Support local communities where schools are domiciled with facilities for training as a means of engaging youths in productive endeavours
  4. Augment funding and sustainability of technical schools at the sub-national level

Two (2) schools – Vocational and Technical College, Amoli, Enugu State and Government Technical College, Abak, Akwa-ibom State are current beneficiaries of the pilot scheme of the initiative.


  • Government Technical College (GTC), Abak, Akwa – Ibom State

GTC, Abak, established 50 years ago, is located in Abak LGA of Akwa-Ibom state. With a build capacity of 5000 students, the school lacks adequate maintenance thereby leading to widespread dilapidation of its buildings, completely deteriorated learning aids and equipment etc. In a bid to stimulate performance, The Board decided to initiate the renovation of the technical building block housing the welding & metal fabrication and carpentry/joinery workshops. The scope of the ongoing intervention in the school includes the renovation of the technical workshop block and provision of equipment for the carpentry/joinery workshop. The second phase of the intervention will include renovation and upgrade of the science laboratories and more workshops such as the building technology workshop.


  • Vocational and Technical College (VTC) Amoli, Enugu State

VTC Amoli is located in Ituku Ozalla, Amoli in Awgu LGA in Enugu State. The school offers trades such as electrical maintenance and installation, welding and fabrication, carpentry, and joinery etc. VTC Amoli shares similar challenges being faced by the other TVETs studied such as dilapidated structures, inadequate classrooms, lack of access to portable water, rusty and nonfunctional workshop equipment and inadequate instructors/teachers. Arising from the challenge of inadequate number of classrooms and poorly equipped workshops, some of the workshops are also being used as classrooms thereby leading to further deterioration. In a bid to address some of these challenges, the Board has set out to renovate the principal’s office and staff room, a workshop block housing 5 workshops, and provision of equipment for the welding and fabrication workshop. New facilities such as four toilets and two bathrooms, a gate house and school perimeter fencing were also constructed. To enhance hygiene and access to clean portable water, a bore hole and water storage system were also provided; to be powered by two diesel powered generators already installed. The Board has also taken proactive steps to protect government’s investment in these institutions by commencing the development of a sustainability framework for the schools. The sustainability framework when completed will be used to administer strategies for enhancing the long-term performance of installed infrastructure and facilities.


Renovation of Main Building at Community Primary School (CPS) 1, Okpoama,Brass LGA, Bayelsa State.

In January 2020, the Board commenced the renovation of Community Primary School (CPS) 1, located at Okpoama in Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. A needs assessment conducted to the school revealed the area of urgent need of the school to be the main admin block. The scope of this phase of the project is to renovate and provide furniture and appliances for the main building which houses the staff room, principal’s office, and some classrooms. The decision to commence the phased renovation by starting with the main admin building is due to the pivotal role it plays in improving the overall wellbeing of staff and students and the general learning environment. Upon completion of the project, the Board hopes to

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