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APPLY: 2023 NCDMB Annual National Essay Competition for Nigerian students

The 2023 Essay Topic is: Nigerian Content and the Lessons from Covid-19 Pandemic.
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The NCDMB Annual National Oil & Gas Essay Competition sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is designed to promote the Nigerian Content (NC) initiative and create the awareness for Nigerians to build local capacity to participate effectively in Nigerian’s Oil and Gas industry.

The 2023 Essay Topic is: Nigerian Content and the Lessons from Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) was established in 2010 by the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act. NCDMB is vested with the mandate to make procedures that will guide, monitor, coordinate and implement the provisions of the NOGICD Act signed into law on April 22, 2010.

The foundation for NCDMB was laid in 2001 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo inaugurated the Presidential Committee on Local Content in the Oil and Gas Industry.


To be considered for the competitions, you must meet the following conditions:

  • This contest is open only to 100-200 level students in public and private Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria – Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
  • The competition opens on the 24th of July 2023. Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents must be submitted to on or before 28th AUGUST, 2023. Late manuscripts will not be considered . Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.
  • Entrants must submit either a letter of admission or a signed letter of attestation from his/her Head of Department (HOD).
  • All essays must be original works specifically written for the competition.


Prizes will be awarded as follows:

N1,000,000 for 1st place,
N700,000 for 2nd place,
N500,000 for 3rd and

All top 10 national finalists shall each receive a laptop
The winning essay will be published in the NCDMB’s in-house magazine, Local Content Digest.

Application procedure and deadline

Visit the official website for more information on how to apply. Application deadline is August 28, 2023.

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