The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board have encouraged the host communities of its main projects to foster peace and protect vital projects to ensure that they are completed on schedule and that jobs are created.
In an interactive session with the host communities, the NCDMB’s Executive Secretary, Mr Simbi Wabote, outlined the various infrastructural schemes and human capital development initiatives being implemented by the board in Bayelsa, according to a statement obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.
According to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, projects such as the Nigerian Content Tower in Yenagoa and the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park in the state’s Ogbia Local Government Area had added significant value to the economy through the number of jobs created, skills transferred, and expenditure retained in the state, as part of the board’s mandate.
When fully operational, he claimed, the oil and gas park would incubate in-country manufacturing of oil and gas components and produce over 2,000 employment.
Wabote, who was represented by NCDMB’s Director of Planning, Research, and Statistics, Mr Daziba Obah, also addressed other significant initiatives being created in collaboration with institutional and private investors.
The NCDMB boss urged community leaders and youngsters to support peace in their areas and to defend projects until they are completed to provide the jobs and industrialization that their towns so desperately need.
Dr Ginah Ginah, the NCDMB’s General Manager of Corporate Communications and Zonal Coordination, remarked that citizens of the host communities had a responsibility to support the board’s development initiatives.
Recall that, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote says the board is not an interventionist agency involved in oil exploration.
He stated this while clarifying its projects in the Niger Delta region at the maiden edition of the Interactive Session/Open Forum with representatives of the NCDMB’S projects host communities in Bayelsa State.