NCDMB to construct oil, gas park in Ondo
Plans are underway by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to establish a low-cost manufacturing hub for equipment components and spare parts used in the oil and gas industry in Ondo State.
The park, which will be located at Ilaje, Ilaje Local Government Area of the state, is one of the six projects being built in different parts of the country under NCDMB’s Nigeria Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) in furtherance of its mandate to develop in-country capacity in the oil and gas industry.
The Board hinted that NOGAPS, at Odukpani in Cross River State and Emeyal 1, Bayelsa State, are at 99 per cent completion.
NCDMB’s Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Akintunde Adelana, stated this at a gathering of top government functionaries, including Ondo State Acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, industrialists, investors as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU).
He said the agency was conceived to provide a springboard to galvanise different sectors of the Nigerian economy.
He explained that the oil and gas industrial parks, developed by the Board in conjunction with Shell Petroleum Development Company, ExxonMobil and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (concerning NOGAPS, Emeyal 1 and NOGAPS, Odukpani), consist of manufacturing shop floors and factories, warehouses, training centres, mini estates, fire stations, truck parking and holding spaces, hostels and administrative blocks.
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