The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited have signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA), committing to compliance with the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act and timely approvals of documents, ThisDay reports.
The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Wabote and the Managing Director of NLNG, Mr. Tony Attah signed on behalf of their organisations in Abuja. The SLA, first of its kind to be entered between a regulator and another entity in the oil and gas industry would be adopted as the template for managing documentations, contracting and expatriate quota between the Board and international and local operating companies.
The agreement obligates NLNG to submit to the NCDMB documents like the Quarterly Job Forecast, Nigerian Content Plan, Bidders List, Nigerian Content Evaluation Criteria, Nigerian Content Technical Bid among others. By the terms of the agreement, the Board has to respond on specific timelines and should the Board fail to respond in accordance with the provisions of the SLA, NLNG can proceed with its tendering process.