Desirous of transforming the Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA) into a 21st century compliant entity, the NIMASA Administration is keen on implementing e-Procurement (electronically managed tendering, bidding and procurement system) as the platform for higher efficiency, greater productivity and better service delivery. As would be naturally expected, the Agency is familiar with quite a few Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. However, the need for a localized system with features and functionalities specifically designed to cater for the data management needs of the Agency with special regards for the laws and regulations guiding the processes and functions of the Agency in its tendering, bidding and procurement activities.
In view of above organizations need to incorporate best practice in procurement and this is especially important in the governance and compliance areas. Century Data Integrated Services Limited (CDISL) was awarded the contract, in October 2014, to deploy an E-Procurement and E-Tendering Application to NIMASA. We are proud to say that after in-depth consultation, coupled with appropriate e-Tools. Our e-procurement and e-tendering software has been developed in-house affording us the flexibility to cost effectively meet our clients (NIMASA) needs and to ensure maximum impact on their bottom line.
CG is passionate about health and wellbeing and joined in the fight against cancer to create awareness about the importance of early detection. On the 31st of October 2014 staff of Century Group partook in an interactive session with health experts to get a good understanding of the disease and symptoms. Also, a cancer walk was embarked upon to show support to the survivors, fighters and those who have been lost to this disease.
The Mouse Pad (TMP) in December 2013, spear headed by the Executive Director of the Century Group; T.K Etete, launched the maiden edition of the Annual TMP Charity Marathon with the aim of supporting health related charities.
The marathon was held on Saturday the 14th of December 2013 in Lekki phase 1 Lagos and was proudly sponsored by the Century Group (CG). Few clients and friends of both parties were in attendance while CG employees were not left out.
The marathon started from the Tarzan Jetty (along Admiralty way Lekki), then out through the main gate, back into the estate, down to the Tantalizers restaurant and came to a close at TMP premises where runners were refreshed with drinks and fresh fruits.
Monies donated were collated and sent to the charities
Working in partnership with the U.K. for Nigeria’s sustainable future
A global industrial group operating in various sectors, Century Group (CG) is a solutions-provider for modern businesses. With a mission to identify and solve problems, enable people and create value, CG operations are focused on job creation with commercial effectiveness in all the countries it has presence. CG has more than 2,000 employees, and contributes more than 200,000 barrels per day of oil and/or its equivalent to the Nigerian oil and gas sector. It manages assets worth over $4 billion. Ken Etete, group CEO, takes up this incredible Nigerian success story.
“We started out supporting the human resources of the oil and gas industry, which is highly technology driven. In the last six or seven years, however, we have grown into a major service provider, offering end-to-end operations and maintenance solutions to oilfield facilities (FPSOs, Production Platforms, MOPUs, FSO’s, etc.). Our service-solutions are continuously optimized for operational efficiencies. We are proud to be the leading, wholly indigenous African entity providing such services. We co-own and manage over 20 offshore support vessels (OSVs) through our marine division.
To consolidate our fast-growing business, we are developing Kidney Island in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), to become a strategic center for oilfield logistics and supply chain activities in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. We are grateful to Shell and other big players in the industry for recognizing the capacity and skills of local companies, especially the ones led by local entrepreneurs.”
CG was one of the first wholly indigenous companies to market its competencies and readiness-to-operate when the government pushed through its local content policy in 1999. “We were ready and have benefited from our support to local content development,” Etete says. “Cost, technology and efficiency are the key factors in the oil industry and if you don’t possess them, the oil man doesn’t wait! We take advantage of the experience and knowledge that we lack by forming strong partnerships. We are open to strategic partnerships that can add value for our stakeholders.”
The main challenge the sector faces is financing, Etete says. “Nigeria’s financial sector needs to be much stronger to support businesses,” he says. “There is also a major skills gap, considering the opportunities that are available.”
With this in mind, CG puts its money where its mouth is.
“We go to schools and help lots of young people. We train and empower people, and also create job opportunities. We want to create a million indirect jobs for Nigeria in the coming decade,” Etete says.
“We are proud of our growth and the fact we’ve survived with our own resources. We are also proud of the new U.K. partnerships we are building. It is a good sign, underscoring a very good future.”
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