Our Commitment
NIGERIAN LOCAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: Our Perspective and Commitment

The Nigerian Government has set a minimum local content target of 75% by 2010 for all works and contracts to be undertaken in or on behalf of all oil & gas companies operating in the Nigerian oil & gas industry. This target is fully supported by the oil & gas companies operating in Nigeria. To meet this target a number of processes are now in place including a contract evaluation and award criteria which favours bids which meet or exceed the minimum local content target. The Nigerian government, via the NCD (Nigerian Content Division) of the NNPC, has issued a list of 23 categories of work which must be executed in Nigeria.

At Global Edge Consulting we are of the view that maximizing local content is not only politically sensible but it makes good business sense as lower composite rates can be realized by increasing Nigerian labour and materials resources especially where these items are readily available and the prices are commercially attractive. Nigeria labour rates are very competitive when compared with many other countries and the infrastructure is being upgraded to meet the aspiration of Nigerian context.

The objectives of local content within the Nigerian context are to:
  • Increase value-added content, thereby contributing to national economic development as well as that of our stakeholders, partners, clients, company, employees and contractors.
  • Transfer technology and develop local know-how.

At Global Edge Consulting, we work with and assist foreign companies operating or wishing to operate in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry increase their Nigerian content to meet new government target through attracting thousands of Nigerian experts in the oil and gas industry across the globe with a view to returning to work in Nigeria.

We enhance Nigerian local content via the following mechanisms:

Target and attract passive Nigerian experts working in many western countries including Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Organise constant career and recruitment summits targeting Nigerian experts within the industries.

We partner with operating oil and gas industries to determine and evaluate the challenges facing them in meeting this requirement and devise and organise customized recruitment solutions including career summit and open days that meet their needs.

Partner with Universities and oil and gas focused institutions across Europe and North America to organise graduate recruitment programmes with a view to attracting African talents.

Partner with training providing companies across Europe and North America to provide relevant technical training with a view to aiding our clients’ succession planning scheme.

Set up the local infrastructure in co-operation with our offshore partners to meet the requirement of the NCD directives.

Click here for an overview of the Nigerian Local Content Act or here for the full Act document

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