By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Trainings were recently organised by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) for personnel of some service companies in the country on the use of the upgraded NOGIC JQS platform.
This initiative is coming ahead of the February 2018 deadline given to service coys to digitalize core operations and eliminate paper applications.
The NOGIC JQS portal is used by the NCDMB 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.
It was gathered that the intensive training took place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, for five days and it attracted several participants.
Operating companies had their sessions earlier in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to the Supervisor of NOGOC JQS, Mr Babatunde Akhihiero, 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.
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