NCDMB: Nigeria Produces Over 420 Tons Of Pipes Yearly
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) says over 420 metric tons of pipes are now produced in Nigeria yearly.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Engr Simbi Wabote, disclosed this while declaring open a sensitisation programme for law enforcement agencies in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. He explained that previously, the production in the oil and gas industry was left to the exclusive preserve of the international oil companies.
He noted that, “In those days, production of oil and gas industry was left to the exclusive preserve of international oil companies, but today, almost 98 per cent firms owned by Nigerians manage the production outflow in the oil and gas sector.
“Today, we are able to manufacture pipes in the country, about 420 metric tons of pipes are manufactured in-country. Also, the oil industry uses a lot of paint when using steel; you have to use paint to guide against corrosion. All the paints used in the industry are blended and manufactured in Nigeria,” Wabote said.
Additionally, Barr Naboth Onyesoh, the Head, Legal Services of NCDMB, says the essence of the workshop was to ensure that stakeholders are invited to support local content in implementation and enforcement of the Nigerian Content Act.