Ahead of the February 2018 deadline to digitalize core operations and eliminate paper applications, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) recently organized trainings for personnel of service companies on the use of the upgraded NOGIC JQS platform.
The intensive training held for five days in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and drew several participants. Operating companies had their sessions earlier in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The NOGIC JQS portal is used by the Board to manage key processes, including Capacity Building, Expatriate Quota Processing/Applications and NCEC Processing/Applications. It is also used for Marine Vessel Categorization, Monitoring and Research and Development. The concluded upgrade of the NOGIC JQS platform and ongoing digitization of the processes are aimed to reduce human interfaces and delays.
The NOGIC JQS portal was created by section 56 of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act.
The Supervisor, NOGOC JQS, Mr. Babatunde Akhihiero explained that the primary objectives of the trainings were to make industry stakeholders familiar with the usage and functions of the portal and put in place a transition plan for migrating the Board’s key processes from a manual system to an automated one.