The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, (NCDMB) Engr. Simbi Wabote has called for collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force, (NPF) towards improving the operations in the oil and gas industry.
Engr. Wabote made the statement during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday 18th March, 2020.
The Executive Secretary while speaking on behalf of the management of the Board stated that the visit was necessitated by the need to foster collaboration between the Police in safeguarding lives and infrastructure within the Board’s operational areas.
He reiterated that, “The Police Commissioner in Bayelsa has provided tremendous support in terms of security in the past, and we are here to ask for more security support for staff and critical infrastructures”.
The Nigerian Content Chieftain reassured the Police of NCDMB’s support in the areas of security equipment and human capacity building which the Board can collaborate with the police. He further went on to enumerate to the IGP, the mandate, mission and vision of the Board as well as the tremendous success recorded by the Board since inception in April 2010, including in- country retention of over 30% oil and gas industry annual spend against less than 5% prior to the enactment of the NOGICD Act.
In his response during the visit, the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu expressed appreciation to the Board for the visit and commended the Executive Secretary for the great achievements made so far by the Board and assured the NCDMB of the Nigeria Police unalloyed security support to enable it maximally perform its core mandate.
Mr. Adamu assured that the Nigeria Police Force will do everything possible to synergize and improve the Board’s performance in line with its obligation to provide adequate security in the entire country and urged the Board to effectively collaborate with the police command in Bayelsa State in the area of corporate social responsibility and other stakeholder engagements.
The IGP further stated that the Nigeria Police Force is committed towards embracing the corporation and collaboration with well-meaning government agencies like the NCDMB, to help tackle the current insecurity challenges plaguing the nation.