General Manager, Nigerian Content Development, Ms. Anike Odunlami, receiving the award on behalf of Chevron companies in Nigeria
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has received an award for sustained support for small businesses in Nigeria.
The award was presented at the 4th edition of the Sub-Sahara Africa Upstream Oil and Gas summit and exhibition organized by Zenith Professional Training Limited in Abuja from Tuesday April 11 to Friday April 13, 20.
Speaking on the award, the General Manager, Nigerian Content Development (NCD) Ms. Odunlami noted that Chevron is committed to Nigerian Content Development (NCD) as part of the company’s commitment to local capacity building in the nation’s oil and gas industry by empowering Nigerian service providers and suppliers through human and business capacity development, local patronage, work scope reservation and fostering of business partnerships.
She also stated that CNL consistently reserves significant portions of job scopes to benefit local community contractors from its areas of operation adding that CNL also has a strong focus on maintaining compliance in job awards to Nigerian contractors on its small, medium and major capital projects.
According to her, this is achieved through a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure equitable participation of community contractors through CNL’s robust Local Community Content (LCC) policy.
Also, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA), Mr. Esimaje Brikinn highlighted the attendant benefits of the LCC SOP which includes that CNL’s preferential selection and work scope reservation ensures patronage of indigenous companies; and that the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) with the respective communities is utilized to extend available business opportunities to the Local Community Contractors around CNL’s areas of operation.
The award, presented by the Executive Director, Asset Management and Technical Services, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Limited, as subsidiary of the NNPC, Engr. Emmanuel Akinsanya was witnessed by many dignitaries including representatives of the NNPC/industry regulators, community representatives from the Niger Delta region and participants from other African countries and other industry players.
Mr. Brikinn, GM PGPA (3rd right) poses with KEFFES RDC members at the Summit