BOG continues to demonstrate a penchant for local content development in different ways. This time, 6 Nigerians from the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) were given the opportunity to undergo a one-year project management training in the company. The programme covered classroom and on-the-job aspects of project management.
The programme started in August 2017 following a competitive selection exercise in which 6 out of the numerous recommended candidates were shortlisted. The 6 trainees attended a one-week classroom Project Management Certification Preparatory Course followed by two and a half months tutorials and then a 9 months on-the-job project management training.
They were also afforded the opportunity to participate in the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination and 3 among them successfully passed the examination. They are now PMP-certified.
In July 2018, BOG hosted representatives of the NCDMB in Lagos during the close out of the one year training programme for the 6 trainees.
During the closeout, the trainees made presentations on their experiences in project management in BOG to the awe of NCDMB representatives that came for the programme. Representing the NCDMB were Barrister Esueme Dan Kikile and Chinyelu Nnoli, both of the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate of the regulatory agency.
Speaking during the closeout programme, Barr. Kikile marvelled at the extent of learning the trainees had received within a one-year period. He commended BOG for co-ordinating the training programme and ensuring the one-year period was worth the while. According to him, “BOG has moved from just being an organization under NCDMB’s regulatory eyes and has become a partner in Nigerian content development”. He charged the trainees not to rest on their oars and to pursue their future goals with the background they have had in project management.
Two among the trainees are now full-time employees in the Project Management Office (PMO) of BOG. They have been deployed to the Port Harcourt office and are currently engaged in day-to-day project management.
Indeed, BOG continues to boost the technical capacity of Nigerians and raising the bar in Nigerian Content Development. A testimony to the company’s vision to be the reference point for true local content development.
The trainees displaying their classroom training certificate after the closeout programme.
From left: Mrs. Jessy Eni, Senior Human Resources Manager, BOG; Barrister Esueme Dan Kikile, NCDMB; Chinyelu Nnoli, NCDMB; and Mrs. Ifeoma Taylor, Financial Controller, BOG during the closeout programme.
Above: The trainees, NCDMB officials and BOG representatives in a group photograph. Below: Barrister Esueme Dan Kikile of the NCDMB (standing) addressing the trainees during the closeout programme.