What is Nigerian Content?

Nigerian Content is the quantum of composite value added or created in the Nigerian economy through the utilization of Nigerian human and material resources for the provision of goods and services to the petroleum industry within acceptable quality, health, safety and environment standards in order to stimulate the development of
indigenous capabilities.

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The Nigerian government through NNPC vision for “Nigerian Content” is to transform the oil and gas industry into the economic engine for job creation and national growth by developing in-country capacity and indigenous capabilities. In this way a greater proportion of the work will
be done in Nigeria with active participation of all sectors of the economy and ultimately Nigeria will be positioned as the hub for service delivery within the West African subregion and beyond.

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What is NCDMB?

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) was established by the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act which came into effect on April 22, 2010.

The NOGIC JQS was created in line with section 55 of the NOGIC Act which states that the Board shall establish, maintain and operate a joint qualification system (JQS) in consultation with industry stakeholders which shall be administered in accordance with provisions set out in the regulations to be made by the Minister in accordance with the provisions of this Act.pment Certificate in recognition of its commitment to the local content policy.

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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).

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  • To review, assess and approve Nigerian Content plans developed by operators
  • To set guidelines and minimum content levels for project related activities across the oil and gas value chain.
  • To engage in targeted capacity building interventions that would deepen indigenous capabilities- Human Capital Development, Infrastructure & Facilities, Manufactured Materials & Local Supplier Development.
  • To grow and manage the Nigerian Content Development Fund
  • To establish, maintain and operate the Joint Qualification System (NOGICJQS) in conjunction with industry stakeholders.
  • To monitor Nigerian Content Compliance by operators and service providers. This will be in terms of cumulative spending, employment creation and sources of local goods, services and materials utilized on projects and operations.
  • To award Certificate of Authorization for projects that complies with Nigerian Content provisions.
  • To conduct studies, research, investigation, workshops and training aimed at advancing the development of Nigerian Content.

What is NCEC Registration?

NCEC means Nigerian Content Equipment Certification. It is a certificate given to Nigerian companies by NIGERIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MONITORING BOARD (NCDMB). Nigerian company here means a company that is registered in Nigeria that will operate under Nigerian Local Content rules and regulations.


Nigerian Content Equipment Certification (NCEC) are given to companies who Assemble, Manufacture or Calibrate equipment in Nigeria.


Nigerian Content Equipment Certification (NCEC) registration with NIGERIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MONITORING BOARD (NCDMB) are categorized as following;

Category “A”,
Category “B”,
Category “C” and
Category “D”.

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It is NCDMB plan to Providing Institutional Support to 100 Indigenous Oil and Gas Service Providers.

Project 100 is an initiative of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources alongside the NCDMB to look holistically at 100 wholly indigenous oil and gas companies and nurture them to the next level. We would enhance their capacities, support them financially through the NCI Fund and help them find opportunities in the industry, in collaboration with the NNPC and its subsidiary, NAPIMS.

NCDMB Project 100 Interventions

1. NCDMB Project 100 Non-Financial Interventions

Policy Interventions

Project 100 will lead mini policy workshops to diagnose challenges of the target beneficiary clusters and consolidate policy recommendations for the consideration of policy makers and regulators. Such policy recommendations may include:

  • Advocacy for solutions that address business environment challenges: Facilitate and provide relevant advocacy for the generation of policies that address business environment bottlenecks and challenges.

Research and Development

Project 100 will drive R&D collaboration between industry,research centres and university. Such linkages would enable universities and research centres participate in the R&D processes of oil companies on major technical challenges that require new R&D to solve.

Business Insight

NCDMB Project 100 will provide an open knowledge repository containing essential industry information, articles, and statistical data, accessible to all its beneficiaries.
The repository will allow for easy-to-search rich content,posses a user-friendly interface, and feature a robust analytical tool.

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Technical and Business Management

NCDMB Project 100 will manage the provision of technical capacity building and business performance improvement (BPI) services and training to beneficiaries through its partners. This will address the dearth of capability of its beneficiaries by addressing both the business skills necessary to run their businesses and interface successfully with oil companies and the technical skills to use and apply international oil and gas technologies.

Business Performance Improvement (BPI):

  • Support programmes that offer structured and/or ad-hoc assistance in response to particular business needs as well as identifying opportunities for local supply.

BPI Services:
To address business and management operational deficiencies such as Governance/ operating structures, business process design etc. BPI services will include visitation of experts to diagnose and develop improvement strategies and implementation plans for beneficiaries.

BPI Trainings:
Training programmes to address business and management competency gaps including skill development for leadership and employees.

Structured Trainings:
These are intensive business and management training programmes such as planning, financial management, business plan development etc. run over a period of time.

Ad-hoc Trainings:
These include seminars/ workshops to help beneficiaries improve in identified generic improvement areas such as “Doing business with oil companies” which can cover topics ranging from the IOC bidding process and steps to ISO certification process etc.

Access to Market

Closing Information Asymmetry: NCDMB Project 100 will address information gaps on the sides of the suppliers and operators

NCDMB Project 100 will allow its beneficiaries participate in fora where oil and gas operators discuss future projects and service needs as well as providing opportunities for business development such events include NOGOF etc. This will address the difficulty of local suppliers in identifying projects for which they might bid to supply goods and services to operators.

NCDMB Project 100 will spearhead the utilization of a service provider database (where service providers can promote themselves on the basis of certifications, competencies, and track record), accessible to all operators for the identification and selection of service companies. This will address the difficulty and cost of oil companies in identifying and assessing the suitability of local suppliers as a result of short track record or equity to backup their offers.

Quality and Safety Standards:
NCDMB Project 100 will support beneficiaries with identifying firms for technical assistance and targeting such assistance to key areas for improvement for the receipt of relevant international certifications necessary to work for large operators. This will address the motivation of oil companies to source only from internationally certified suppliers that have been granted international certification, like ISO, API, ASME etc.

Addressing Limited Local Jobs:
Project 100 will lead the relevant inter-government collaboration required to create access for branded beneficiaries to provide services to operators in other African countries.

2. Project 100 Financial Linkages

Access to Finance

  • Provision of letters of introduction to requesting beneficiaries, to be included in beneficiary application for intervention funds and other credit facilities from public and private financial institutions.
  • Support with packaging and conducting readiness reviews of beneficiaries applications for funds.

M & A Opportunities

Highlighting synergies and collaborative opportunities between beneficiaries, as well as with other players across the oil and gas industry to enable them to acquire new capacities and take on larger projects.

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For NCEC and NOGIC JQS registration assistance (only),

Call: +234-8033-185-898
Email: contact@aziza.com.ng

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