Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB has called for agenda-driven partnership to achieve common vision on Research and Development, R&D delivery in the oil and gas industry.

The board emphasised the need to attract sustainable funding as a major tool needed for R & D, innovation and entrepreneurship to create value in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

The General Manager, Research, Statistics and Development Division, NCDMB Abdulmalik Halilu made the call in Abuja at a Nigerian content capacity building workshop for media stakeholders.

The workshop has its theme as “Enhancing Media Competencies to Support Nigerian Content in a Gas Economy’’.

He said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development NOGICD Act 2010 established NCDMB as the sole agency of Federal Government responsible for driving Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry.

According to him, the oil sector is a global business that does not compromise standard, hence there is need to ensure optimal capacity and utilisation of specified schedule to achieve local content standard.

Abdulmalik alleged that its 10-year R&D roadmap anchored on eight success pillar for systematic development research and innovation, thereby underscored the need to have competitive and well-structured research and development system.