The management of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has assured Nigerians of continuity of its services, especially stakeholders in the oil and gas industry despite the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
In a statement issued by Board and signed by its Executive Secretary, Engr. Wabote Simbi, said the critical operations and services offered by it would continue unabated despite the lockdown.
“Currently, our staff from SS2 down now work from home in line with the directive of the Head of Service of the Federation, but our management staff and personnel who provided essential services have continued to work remotely to meet stakeholders’ needs and service requests.
“To ensure business continuity despite the two weeks lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States as well as restrictions across several states in Nigeria, the Board has triggered its Crisis Management Team (CMT) to handle urgent pending matters, address emerging issues and provide requisite service to the public.
“The CMT comprises Heads of Directorates, Divisions and Departments (DDDs) and staff, who provide essential services. The Executive Secretary is the Crisis Commander.”
NCDMB explained that the CMT meets every morning at 10:00am Monday – Sunday, noting that three main focus areas of the CMT in these precarious times are: Staff Wellbeing, Business Continuity and Special Interventions in support of government’s response to the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.
“As a responsible public sector organization, we recognize that the Board has duty of care toward staff. This duty includes and extends to ascertaining the state of health of our staff and their family members.
“This also involves propagating required health awareness and ensuring that our staff and their family are in compliance with all safety precautions and regulations enacted to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.