NCDMB hosts NOGOF, to launch Compendium of Nigerian Content Opportunities in Yenagoa
Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) said in Abuja on Wednesday that it’s ready to host Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) 2023.
NOGOF is a biennial event being championed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).
This year’s edition, the 4th in the series, is scheduled to hold on 18th and 19th of May 2023 in Bayelsa State, themed: “The Oil and Gas Industry – Catalyst and Fuel for the Industrialization of Nigeria.”
According to NCDMB Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote, this year’s theme is important as it highlights the critical role of the oil and gas industry in fueling industrialization and overall development of Nigeria’s economy.
“We are also raising the bar at this year’s event by expanding our focus to include the linkage industries and extending our reach beyond Nigeria to the entire African continent”, he stated .
Wabote listed the event’s agenda that include technical and opportunity sessions from various stakeholders, an exhibition that will enable networking opportunities to delegates and give organizations the opportunity to distinguish themselves and present their activities and products to delegates.
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“There will also be the NOGOF Award Ceremony in recognition of distinguished industry players by the NCDMB. This year, by incorporating linkage industries and expanding our reach beyond Nigeria to the entire African continent. Our goal is to showcase the various opportunities available in the oil and gas industry and foster partnerships that will drive growth and development in the sector. We recognize that the oil and gas industry has the potential to catalyze industrialization and promote economic growth, not just in Nigeria, but across the continent.
“As such, we are excited to welcome delegates, partners, and governmental bodies from different parts of Africa to engage in quality discussions and explore new business opportunities. In doing so, we hope to stimulate investment, foster technology transfer, and enhance local content development across the African oil and gas value chain”
Wabote said one of the key objectives of NOGOF 2023 is to bring together key stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to discuss ways to deepen local content by leveraging identified opportunities and identify solid ways to move the industry forward adding that the event will provide an opportunity for investors, operators, government officials, and major players across various sectors to engage in quality discussions.
“We have secured some sponsors and exhibitors but there are still opportunities to be a sponsor and an exhibitor and interested stakeholders can visit the dedicated NOGOF 2023 website at www.ncdmbnogof.org for information on how to get involved in any capacity. I enjoin you to visit this website, which will be updated at intervals with the latest information of how to get involved”, he stated
“Our goal is to use NOGOF as a platform to promote these objectives and drive growth and development across the Nigerian oil and gas value chain. We are excited to engage with key stakeholders, foster the development of local content, and strategize on capacity building initiatives that will benefit the industry and the broader economy”