The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have held a capacity building workshop for members of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Content in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The workshop titled ‘Transformational Leadership and Management workshop’ was aimed at enlightening members of the green chamber of the national assembly on boosting perceptions about the Nigerian Content Law and help make them transformational leaders.
Delivering his remark, the chairman, House of Representatives committee on local content, Hon. Emmanuel Ekon while appreciating the Board for organizing the workshop mentioned that the summit was helpful to enable members of the committee instrumentalize legislative activism to cause positive change.
He recalled the region being the first place where oil was discovered and frowned at the fact that Oloibiri where the oil was discovers is now abandoned, underdeveloped and a metaphor for capitalist despoliation.
Ekon expressed that a token of redemption is risen in the Niger Delta region with the presence of the Board with its headquarters within the region.
On the headquarters building project, Ekon commended the Board for a great job urged other agencies of government to emulate the board by relying on indigenous companies to execute projects that brings value to Nigerians.
In his keynote address, The Executive Secretary, NCDMB; Engr. Simbi Wabote appreciated the working relationship between Board and the current Assembly. He stressed his undying commitment to join the members in building capacity not just for themselves but for the benefit of the Nigerian people. Simbi said, “I believe this will extend into the 9th Assembly with even greater achievements and I expect that the board will gather momentum in the implementation of the laid down roadmaps.”
Wabote acknowledged the support of the committee that have enabled the Board to implement its programmes underpinned by the 10-year strategic roadmap aimed at increasing Nigerian Content from the current level of about 30% to 70% by the year 2027.
He mentioned that the workshop’s focus on Leadership is well aligned with the Board’s roadmap to transform the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector as well as deepen local content practice.