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NUPENG lauds president on EO5, seeks jobs creation


NUPENG office

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Executive Order (EO) 5 to improve local content in the country’s public procurements.

Its President, Williams Akporeha, also applauded Buhari for the order, which seeks application of science, technology and innovation to achieve the development goals in all sectors of the nation’s economy.

The union, however, urged Buhari to ensure that all relevant agencies are compelled to implement the new Executive Order without delay so as to foster value addition in the nation’s human capital development and utilisation of material resources and services.

It also appealed that the application of local content law should be geared towards the creation of decent jobs for Nigerians.

NUPENG argued that casualisation of jobs in Nigeria, especially in the oil and gas industry was appalling and disturbing in view of the high expectations and premium it placed on the Nigeria Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB) since its creation.

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