Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere, has commended the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote and his management for undertaking various capacity building programmes and trainings in the state and other parts of the Niger Delta region.
Rt. Hon. Ingobere gave the commendation on Thursday, September 24, when he led the leadership of the Assembly on a courtesy call to the management of the NCDMB at its Content Tower in Yenagoa.
He also hailed the fruitful relationship between the Board and the Prosperity Government of Bayelsa State led by Governor Douye Diri.
The Speaker noted that the citing of the Board’s headquarters and their activities have brought development to the Niger Delta as well as the oil & gas industry.
While thanking them for living up to their corporate social responsibility, he assured the Board of the Assembly’s robust collaboration moving forward.
In his remarks, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Edwin Obolo-Bubou said the Content Tower has added to the aesthetics of Yenagoa City and sued for collaboration in the areas of conflict resolution to ensure a cordial relationship with the host communities.
He said the Assembly would always be ready to synergize with institutions and bodies to enhance development in the areas of legislation to strengthen the bonds with the NCDMB.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote stated that the Board has already had fruitful collaboration with both the executive and judiciary in the state.
He promised that with the particular visit the Board would open channels of effective collaboration with the legislature, henceforth.
Wabote, explained that the NCDMB is a regulatory body with focus on the oil & gas sector by way of building capacity, equipping the people with necessary skills/trainings required to be engaged by operators of the petroleum industry to bring about development in the area.
While enumerating some of the Board’s efforts and achievements, Engr. Wabote mentioned the 17-story NCDMB Tower in Yenagoa City, two modular refineries under construction in the state, development of an industrial park which is near completion in Emeyal and a Gas Park to house a lot of gas-related activities.
He also listed the Petroleum Products Terminal in Brass, establishment of a Shipyard for repair/maintenance of big vessels and training at all levels, a fertilizer project all in Brass to stimulate development and generate employment.
The NCDMB boss told the leadership of the Assembly that at any time, the management will be ready to take them on a facility tour on the various project sites for them to ascertain first hand.
Wabote called for necessary legislations from the State House of Assembly to regulate and standardize hotel facilities in the state, saying it has been of concern to many high profile visitors coming into the state for business and other events.