Today, the Senate Committee on Local Content chaired by Senator @YayiAdeola with @SenAkpabio as Vice Chairman held its inaugural meeting.
The members of the Cttee includes Senators Baba Garbai, @SenMarafaKabir, Sabi Abdullahi, Abdullahi Gumel, Andrew Uchendu, & @stellaoduah.
Others include Senators Ali Wakili, Albert Bassey and @SenAlasoadura. The discussions bothered on the inauguration & scope of the Committee.
The focus of the #LocalContentCttee is to be around skill transfers, technology diffusion/transfer, employment of Nigerians and patronage of #MadeInNigeria products by the Oil & Gas Sector. The amendment of the Local Content Act 2010 to expand to Manufacturing and Engineering Sectors was also discussed.
The #LocalContentCttee will also express legislative oversight over IOCs to ensure Nigerians are properly trained and given equal opportunity towards ownership and control of the economic interests of Nigeria.