Local Content Violation: Senate Suspends Samsung’s Compliance Certificate

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BY BODE GBADEBO, Abuja
 The Senate yesterday ordered the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to suspend all actions relating to the issuance of certificate of compliance on any prospective project undertaken by Samsung Heavy Duties Industries Nigeria Limited pending compliance with legislative directives.

The decision of the Senate was conveyed in a statement issued yesterday by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.

“The suspension shall be effective until Samsung Heavy Duties Industries Nigeria Limited complies with the request of the Senate Committee on Local Content for the company’s failure to provide bid/tender documents submitted on the total- Egina project,” the statement said.

LEADERSHIP reports that Senate had at yesterday’s plenary accordingly directed its Committee on Local Content to investigate the local content Elements and cost variations relating to the Egina Oil Field Project and the Bonga Southwest and ZabaZaba projects with the mandate to carry out public hearing on the widely celebrated projects.

The resolution of the Senate followed the adoption of a motion on the matter sponsored by the Senator representing Lagos West senatorial district, Solomon Adeola Olamilekan, and 18 other Senators.