LADOL supports local content development in maritime sector
THE Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) has pledged to abide by the rules guiding local content development in maritime sector.
Speaking at the just conclded 2016 edition of the Offshore West Africa conference in Lagos, the Managing Director of LADOL, Dr Amy Jadesimi, represented by Executive Director, Jide Jadesimi, explained that the company’s operation is guided strictly by the guidelines put in place by the Federal Government.
According to Jadesimi, LADOL’s facility is designed to add value to the nation’s economy and create numerous direct and indirect jobs.
Making reference to alleged proliferation of free trade zone in the country, Jadesimi said:“The free trade zones are assessed to ensure they are performing in accordance with the guidelines. If we take ourselves as an example, we have clear guidelines as to what we have to do to continue our free trade zone status and we work very closely with the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA).”
He explained that representatives of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) visits the facility regularly to ascertain the true situation of things, “They go to the workers and engage them in conversation on their work.”
Speaking in a similar vein, representative of NCDMB, Paul Zuhumben, said: “When it comes to projects that are being executed in the industry whether in the free zones or not, right from the tendering process to its conclusion, we look at the manning requirements. We look at the number of expatriates that will be required and the expatriate quota.”
He added:“During the execution of a project, we go in there to ensure that the position you have indicated is for a Nigerian is being occupied by a Nigerian”.