The 2021 edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair, with the theme “Leveraging Opportunities & Synergies for Post Pandemic Recovery of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry”, being organized by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), will hold virtually between May 25 – 26, 2021.
Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, who disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos, stated that NCDMB decided on the “virtual option” in compliance with Federal Government’s guidelines on curtailing the COVID–19 pandemic.
The Executive Secretary said another reason for the virtual option was the existing travel restrictions in some countries, noting that the virtual option offers opportunity for participants to join from anywhere in the world without incurring logistics costs, thereby recording increased participation.
He said the core objective of organizing the fair is to showcase the activities of operators in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the Nigerian oil and gas industry and the opportunities that are likely to emerge from the short to medium term plans.
He explained that hosting the fair is in line with the key thrusts of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (“NOGICD Act”) which charged the NCDMB to build and support the development of local capacities and capabilities in the oil and gas industry, to foster institutional collaboration, maximizing participation of Nigerians in oil and gas activities, linking oil and gas sector to other sectors of the economy and maximizing utilization of Nigerian resources, among others.
Giving an insight into the fair, Engr. Wabote said it would feature technical and opportunity sessions from various stakeholders, virtual networking opportunities, an award ceremony in recognition of distinguished industry players and a virtual exhibition opportunity for registered organisations to present their activities and products to delegates.
The Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) is an event that brings together major players across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the Nigerian oil and gas industry including government agencies and industry regulators to showcase opportunities in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.