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Management Team

  • Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe

    Executive Secretary

  • Mr. Isaac Yalah


  • Alh. Abdulmalik Halilu

    Director, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Dr. Ama Ikuru

    Director, Corporate Services

  • Engr. Abayomi Bamidele

    Director, Project Certification & Authorization

  • Barr. Naboth Onyesoh

    Ag. Director, Legal Services Directorate .

  • Mr. Ifeanyi Ukoha

    Ag. Director, Finance & Personnel Management

Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe

Executive Secretary


Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe was appointed as the Executive Secretary (ES) of the NCDMB on December 7, 2023, by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. In this role, he is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing the entire operations and management of the organization.

Engr. Felix Ogbe will have oversight over Nigerian Content performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. He will drive the 10-Year Strategic Roadmap which the NCDMB instituted in 2017 with a target of 70% Nigerian Content retention at the end of 2027. He will also lead the continent-wide local content initiatives driven by NCDMB in partnership with organisations such as APPO, Afrexim Bank, AfDB, etc.

Prior to his appointment, Engr. Felix Ogbe was the Managing Director BREFEL Limited/NIMA Energy LLC. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing various projects executed by the company across the oil and gas industry, medical and Medicare services/projects, within and outside Nigeria.

He spent 24 years in Chevron Nigeria Limited, from 1990 – 2014, retiring voluntarily to set up his private firm. He has varied and extensive experience in oil and gas facilities, onshore and offshore; LNG; Water Drilling, Treatment, and Storage facilities; Civil, Building, and Dredging; and other construction experience in Nigeria, Africa, Busan South Korea, and United States of America from Conceptions, Engineering Designs, Project, and Construction Management to Commissioning Phase.

He managed several in-house construction services to support CNL activities and operations in Nigeria including the Escravos Gas to Liquid (EGTL) Plant and Gas Plant in Escravos, Nigeria; the Escravos Gas Project (EGP – 3B),  Lagos and Warri; East Area (Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo & Offshore Construction group), with responsibility for Engineering Designs and Construction requirements to support East Area, overseeing fabrication yards construction activities, oil production activities and drill sites preparation in swamp locations in Rivers State; whilst also supervising construction of buildings for living and office accommodation.

He also served at the San Ramon, California, USA Headquarters of Chevron where he worked on Project Estimation, Costing and Budgeting, Projects Specifications and Implementation, Safety in Design, Use of Software for project costing and budgeting (COPES), etc.

He has attended several courses both within and outside Nigeria including but not limited to Design and Construction Strategy for Oil and Gas Production Facilities, Project Execution and Management, amongst others, and he is a member of several professional organizations, some of which are: Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Member, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), and American Institute of Civil Engineers.

Engr. Felix Ogbe holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and another Master of Science (MSc) degree in Construction Management.

The Executive Secretary’s personal interest and hobbies include Football, Music, Travelling, Reading, and Writing.

He is married with children.

Mr. Isaac Yalah



Mr. Isaac Yalah was appointed Director, Finance & Personnel Management of the NCDMB on June 1, 2017. In this role, he is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing financial operations and personnel management within the organization.

Mr Yalah has oversight over the Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) and the highly successful Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) managed by the Bank of Industry (BoI) and Nigerian Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank. He leads the development and management of products under the NCI Fund, champions the NCDF Remittance Forensic Audits and is responsible for the Board’s strategy for personnel development and welfare. He also oversees the Board’s internal finance processes and is credited with overseeing the successful transition from the Board’s Opolo-Epie office to the 17-floor Nigerian Content Tower Headquarters building in August 2021.  

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Yalah was the General Manager, Investment and Treasury Management in the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

He has varied experiences in the public and private sectors, including serving as the Secretary of the Bayelsa State Government Technical Team (GTT) under His Excellency Governor Timipre Sylva, and Assistant General Manager (AGM) with United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.

He has attended several courses both within and outside Nigeria, and he is a member of a number of professional and social organizations, some of which are: Member of the Oxford Business Alumni (OBA), Member of the IMD Alumni, Lausanne, Switzerland, Member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Member of Amnesty International, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA, and Member of National Geographic.

Mr. Isaac Yalah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Education (1st Class Honors) from the University of Ibadan and an MBA in Financial Management from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri; a General Management Certificate from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, a certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School and Oxford University respectively.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analyst of Nigeria and a Certified Change Manager, CICM, he has over 30 years of private & public sector working experience which includes multi-varied areas of banking operations where he established himself in Retail & Public sector banking, Wealth Creation/Portfolio Management, Strategic and Investment Management.

Mr. Yalah’s personal interest and hobbies include Astronomy & Astrophysics, Music, Travelling, Reading, and Writing and he is married with children.

Alh. Abdulmalik Halilu

Director, Monitoring & Evaluation


Alhaji Abdulmalik Halilu Mr. Abdulmalik Halilu was appointed Director, Planning, Research, and Statistics of NCDMB, on May 1, 2023. As Director PRS he is responsible for corporate planning and development of policies for the effective implementation of the NOGICD Act. He is also responsible for maintaining the repository of statistical data on local content indicators, administration of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Joint Qualification System, in addition to managing the Research & Development mandate of the Board, coordination of activities of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum, Expatriate Quota administration and the operationalization of the E -Market place.

He was previously the General Manager, Research, Statistics and Development and was credited with championing transformational initiatives such as the Nigerian Content Research and Development Roadmap, Nigerian Content R&D Fund, driving the framework for the establishment of Technology Innovation and Incubation Center,  as well as serving as the Project Coordinator for Project 100. He also coordinates NCDMB Special Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Interventions as well as Pan-African collaboration aimed at deepening local content and hydrocarbon & mineral development in Africa.

Prior to joining NCDMB in 2011, Alhaji Abdulmalik worked for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm, where he was involved in many transformation projects including the development of the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 economic transformation blueprint, the NNPC transformation project “PACE”, the National biofuels policy and renewable energy program, and the roll out of the Unique Taxpayer Identification Number (UTIN). He has been a teaching instructor at the Center for Professional Development St. Charles, Chicago, USA.

Mr. Halilu brings extensive expertise in oil and gas, development banking, utilities, agribusiness, manufacturing, renewable energy, supply chain management, and project management to the NCDMB. He was the pioneer Head of Strategy and Policy Development at NCDMB, and he was instrumental to the conceptualization of key Board initiatives such as the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGaPS), the Equipment Component Manufacturing Initiative (ECMI), the Marine Vessel Strategy, the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund), and others.

A change management practitioner, certified project management professional and a policy development specialist, Mr. Halilu holds a master’s degree in development studies, a postgraduate diploma in management science, and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural technology. He is a member of the Kaduna golf club, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, member of Project Management Institute and the International Facility Management Association. He holds the traditional title of Gado damasun Nupe in the Nupe Emirate of Niger State and is married with children.

Dr. Ama Ikuru

Director, Corporate Services


Dr. Amaijaan Bertram Ikuru was appointed the Director, Capacity Building of the NCDMB on May 1, 2023, charged with the responsibility of overseeing development and enhancement of skills, knowledge, and human and infrastructural capabilities and capacities within the oil and gas industry.

Prior to the appointment, he was the General Manager Capacity Building Division of the Board and is credited for revitalizing and streamlining the Board’s capacity development projects. Some of the initiatives he has pursued include rejigging the Nigerian Content Equipment Certification (NCEC) and the Marine Vessel Categorization Scheme. He also implemented Institutional Strengthening of Technical Colleges and Institutions and development of 60-20-20 capacity development model.

Dr. Ikuru joined the Board from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) in July 2018, initially on leave of absence, after 22 years of service with SPDC, before becoming a permanent employee of the Board in September 2020.

While working for SPDC, he served as the Manager, Programme Management – Fit for the Future Programme. He also held the posts of Manager, Upstream International Cost Ambition Programme, Manager, Community Content Development, and Head Corporate Affairs Planning and Strategy.

At SPDC, he received the following awards/commendations: Royal Dutch Shell CEO Award of Excellence; Special recognition award for “exceptional performance in the Planning team delivery,” SPDC – 2004; and Excellence in Social achievement for the Shell Contractor’s Funding Scheme.

Dr. Ikuru is an expert in strategy creation, organizational cost efficiency, stakeholder management, contract finance, and human capital development. He has also established several commendable programs to boost indigenous capacity and aptitude in the oil and gas industry.

Dr. Amaijaan Bertram Ikuru is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He bagged his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Management (Business Policy and Strategic Management) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

Ikuru is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a seasoned writer, who has written several publications and conference papers.

Engr. Abayomi Bamidele

Director, Project Certification & Authorization


Engr. Abayomi Bamidele was appointed the Director, Project Certification & Authorization on May 1, 2023. He is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the certification and authorization processes for oil and gas projects, with a focus on ensuring compliance with Nigerian Content requirements. Prior to the appointment as Director, he served as the General Manager Strategy, Special Projects and Transformation as well as the Special Technical Adviser to the Executive Secretary. He was also responsible for managing the highly successful Nigerian Content 10-Year Strategic Roadmap and driving the Board’s Commercial Venture initiatives.

He joined the services of NCDMB in 2017, first on leave of absence from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and in September 2020, he became a full-time staff of the Board.

He had worked in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries for over 25 years. In his early career years, Mr. Bamidele led the Maintenance Department of a steel manufacturing company in Aba, Abia State, between 1995 and 1998, with responsibility for the repair and maintenance of heavy-duty metal forming/pressing equipment, wire drawing machines, machine tools, power generators, air compressors, and so on. He was praised for his abilities to maintain the production machines and equipment running. He headed the team in charge of fabricating machine components utilizing metal forming methods such as welding, turning, milling, shaping, heat treatment, and so on.

After completing a training program in 1998, he joined Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1999. He worked with Shell in a variety of capacities both inside and outside the nation, including jobs in commissioning, operations, maintenance, process engineering, project engineering, and business and government relations. He was part of the project team responsible for delivery of various domestic gas projects in the western Niger Delta including 1-year assignment in London on engineering design/reviews and tender packaging.

For five years (2009–2014), he was assigned to Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) in Southeast Asia, where he oversaw the completion of numerous projects, including the upgrade and expansion of oil production facilities at four different locations, the installation of a 15 km RTP pipeline, and the time-sensitive connection of wells for water injection and oil production. Additionally, he oversaw the Quick Response (SWAT) squad, the Field Engineering teams for brownfield modifications, and the WRFM Projects for BSP onshore Assets, which included 6 flow stations, 1 gas gathering/processing facility, 1 oil terminal, and 1 refinery.

He was transferred to Shell’s Business & Government Relations department in 2014 and in that role he oversaw a group of Business Advisers in the JV Business Relations who were tasked with obtaining partners’ consent for budgets, cost performance recovery, and contracts. His contributions to JV governance, business correspondence, change management, business communication, problems and risk management, and team development are widely known.

Engr. Abayomi Bamidele graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994 and is married with children.

Barr. Naboth Onyesoh

Ag. Director, Legal Services Directorate .

Mr. Ifeanyi Ukoha

Ag. Director, Finance & Personnel Management

Mr. Ifeanyi Ukonu Ukoha is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has over 30 years financial services experience. He started his career with KPMG from where he proceeded to the banking industry working first in Diamond Bank (Now Access) and Bank PHB (now Keystone bank).

He also worked in the Central Bank as a staff in the Finance department and Banking Supervision Department. Subsequently he worked as a management staff at Interswitch a top payment solutions and switching company before joining NCDMB.

He commenced his career in NCDMB in 2017 as the Senior Technical Assistant to the Director finance and personnel management, before becoming Manager Finance and Accounts Department and acting General Manager Finance and accounts division respectively.
He is a distinguished service award winner for exceptional service during NYSC.

Key Thrusts of the NOGICD Act of 2010

  • Integrate oil producing communities into the oil and gas value chain.
    Foster institutional collaboration.
  • Maximize participation of Nigerians in oil and gas activities.
  • Link oil and gas sector to other sectors of the economy.
  • Maximize utilization of Nigerian resources i.e. goods, services and assets.
  • Attract investments to the Nigeria oil and gas sector (service providers, equipment suppliers etc)

To be the catalyst for the industrialization of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry and its linkage sectors.


To promote the development and utilization of in-country capacities for the industrialization of Nigeria through the effective implementation of the Nigerian Content Act

Core Values

Patriotism, Passion, Professionalism, Integrity, Creativity and Team Spirit

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