‘Local content law’ll be extended to power, telecoms, ICT sectors’- Reps

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The House of Representatives has said henceforth any infraction of the Local Content Law, which seeks to ensure adequate participation of Nigerians in the oil and gas industry, will no longer be tolerated, The Punch reports.

It, therefore, vowed to beam its searchlight on the power, construction, telecom, as well as the Information and Communication Technology sectors to ensure adequate participation of Nigerians in the industries.

The Chairman, House Committee on Local Content, Mr. Emmanuel Ekon, said this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, when he led other committee members on a visit to the headquarters of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board. He said the law was being expanded to capture other sectors being dominated by foreigners.

During the two-day visit, which took the lawmakers to the permanent site of an ongoing 17-storey office building of the NCDMB and the Polaku Pipe Mill at Gbarain, Ekon noted that all key sectors must buy into the new vision to patronise Nigeria and employ Nigerians.