In preparation of the law to reduce drastically the number of foreigners taking up the jobs, Nigerians can handle, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Executive director, has taken a proactive step by cutting off the numbers of foreigners working in the oil industry by 80%.
Mr Simbi Wabote on Monday in Abuja at the boards quarter told the News reporters present about the success achieved by the body.
According to him, they have been able to reduce the number of expatriates taking Nigerians Job in the Nigerian oil and gas sector by 80% since 2010 till now.
This has paved the way for Nigerians to take more part, position in the sector.
He said, due to the unavailability of world-class welding materials, oil welding activities are taken outside the country and are done by foreigners, but the story has changed, Nigeria now fabricate close to 60,000 metric tonnes per annum in the country by Nigerians.
The country has five world-class welding environment, and it can challenge the ones outside the country.
Nigerians are in charge of about 95% of activities in the sector be it onshore and swamp drilling activities, well intervention facilities, well simulation activities and others.