NCDMB National Undergraduate Essay Competition

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board’s (NCDMB) invites entries for the NCDMB National Undergraduate Oil and Gas Essay Competition, designed to promote the Nigerian Content (NC) initiative and raise awareness among Nigerians about the importance of building local capacity to participate effectively in the country’s oil and gas industry.

About Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)

The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act established the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in 2010. The NCDMB is charged with developing procedures to lead, monitor, coordinate, and implement the NOGICD Act, which was signed into law on April 22, 2010. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo established the Presidential Committee on Local Content in the Oil and Gas Industry in 2001, which created the groundwork for NCDMB. He charged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with implementing the policy and setting specific goals. The national oil firm established the Nigerian Content Division within its system and issued specific Nigerian Content directions to industry stakeholders as part of its attempts to implement the programme.

Qualifications for the NCDMB’s Annual National Essay Competition

  • This competition is exclusively open to 100-200 level students in Nigerian public and private universities. Students in polytechnics and education colleges are eligible to apply.
  • Entrants must present either an admission letter or a signed letter of attestation from their department head (HOD).
  • All essays must be unique works created particularly for the competition.
  • Essay co-authorship is not permitted.
  • Applicants are only allowed to submit one entry.
  • On or before October 20, 2021, complete manuscripts and supporting papers must be submitted to Manuscripts sent after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Submissions in hardcopy will not be accepted. (First register on the website)
  • Manuscripts are limited to 1,500 words.
  • Each entrant’s current contact information, including phone number and email address, must be included with the manuscript.

The names of the entrants shall not appear on the manuscript, but rather on a separate title page that will be erased once the entry is allocated a number.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the virtual interactive assessment in order to defend their essays.


The following prizes will be awarded:

  1. N1, 000,000 for first place
  2. N700, 000 for second place
  3. N500, 000
  4. Each of the Top 10 national finalists will get a laptop computer.

How to Submit Entry

Note: Do not include any personal information in the essay content, such as your email address, phone number, address, name, university, or state, otherwise your essay will be disqualified.

All questions/complaints should be sent to:

Phone: 09096961978, 07063472537, 08035443901, Email: Address: 478 Melford-Okilo Road, Yenizue-Gene, Yenagoa

Visit the NCDMB website for further information.

Source: Nyscinfo

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