The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) would continue to work harmoniously with Bayelsa State Government to achieve its developmental programmes, particularly the New Yenagoa City Project.
The Executive Secretary NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote made the commitment recently in a goodwill message he delivered at the launch of the New Yenagoa City in the Bayelsa State capital. He described the Board as a key developmental partner of the state and promised to support the current administration realise the developmental projects it has started.
He stated that NCDMB was established under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and was presently the only key federal establishment with its headquarters in the state. He added that the Board would soon adorn the Yenagoa skyline with its 17 storey headquarter building which would be commissioned before the end of 2019, adding that the building would stand as the tallest edifice in southern Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary commended the state government for embarking on such a huge project and reemphasised that the Board would work with the administration to realize the New Yenagoa City project.
Present at the event were the former Head of State, His Excellency, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, the former President, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former Military Governors of old Rivers State, Brig. Gen. Anthony Ukpo and HRM King Alfred Diete-Spiff and a host of other dignitaries.
Highpoint of the city project launch was the presentation of Certificates of Occupancy by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt. Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson to the New Yenagoa City Development Agency, special guests and other allottees.
The New Yenagoa City spans over 600 hectares of land allocated for pilot development with over 350 hectares of prime greenfield land dedicated to a 1000 housing unit Government Reservation Area earmarked for construction by public private partnership, an 18-hole PGA Golf Course, a planned Golf Estate, Polo grounds, hotels and a heliport to offer an attractive mix of residential and commercial development in the Niger Delta area. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2019.