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Madeinnigeria: Senate Set To Boost Local Products, C’tee inaugurated

Senate C’tee on Local Content chaired by Senator Adeola with Senator Akpabio as Vice Chairman held its inaugural meeting; set to boost Madeinnigeria
Senator Yayi Adeola

Today, the Senate Committee on Local Content chaired by Senator Yayi Adeola with Senator Godswill Akpabio as Vice Chairman held its inaugural meeting. 

The members of the Committee includes Senators Baba Garbai, Senator Marafa Kabir, Sabi Abdullahi, Abdullahi Gumel, Andrew Uchendu, and Stella Oduah.

Others include Senators Ali Wakili, Albert Bassey and Senator Alasoadura. 

The discussions bothered on the inauguration & scope of the Committee.

The focus of the Local Content Committee 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 Local Content Committee 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.

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