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Mobil Producing Nigeria hosts Bonny Indigenous contractors

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited recently hosted a forum for Bonny Indigenous Contractors at the Atlantic Suits Hotel, Bonny Island to discuss opportunities available in the industry, the procurement work flow and the process for doing business with the company and the oil industry starting from registration to bidding, financing and payment.

In his opening remarks, Adeyemi Fakayejo, manager, Public and Government Affairs, MPN noted that the forum was part of the company-wide efforts to build sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship with its stakeholders especially the contractors.

Photo — Right to left, Chris Jumbo, Public and Government Affairs (P&GA), MPN, Anthony Okosodo, manager, Procurement Support, MPN, Eric Tay Brown, chairman, Finima Youth Council, Pauline Ekong, supervisor, Corporate Services Procurement, MPN, Adeyemi Fakayejo, manager, P&GA, Justine Jim-Halliday, assistant secretary, Bonny Chiefs' Council, Judith Mbonu, manager, Nigeria Operations Procurement, MPN, Wilson Jumbo, chairman, Bonny Kingdom Employment Bureau, Owolabi Fowodu, Field Operations Procurement, MPN, Effiong Esumo, supervisor, Emergency & Spot Materials Procurement, MPN, Clarkson Banigo, secretary, Bonny Youths Federation(BYF), Christian Ezekiel-Hart, director of culture, BYF

Judith Mbonu, manager, Nigeria Operations Procurement, ExxonMobil Nigeria affiliates led the discussion on procurement services and processes. She addressed questions on procurement challenges to the contractors such as difficulty of getting contracts and non- indigenes handling contracts within the capability of indigenes. The Procurement team shared flyers of company email addresses that contractors can send their enquiries and questions subsequently.

The representative of the Bonny Chiefs’ Council, Justin Jim-Halliday made requests for the list of Bonny contractors doing business with the company representation of Procurement Department in BRT, and for the contractors forum to be held more frequently. He commended MPN's efforts and commitment towards resolving the issues raised during the forum and development of the Bonny kingdom.

In attendance at the forum were Wilson Jumbo, chairman, Bonny Integrated Recruitment Center and leaders of communities, women groups and peer groups in Bonny Kingdom Bonny.