The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has pledged its readiness to collaborate with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, in the State to ensure conflict resolutions among the host communities where the Board’s projects are located so as to ensure that no delay is suffered.
Principal members of the House led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere made this known during a courtesy visit to the NCDMB Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote at the Board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, the State capital recently. The House members also commended the developmental strides of the Board.
Hon. Ingobere who applauded the Board for various capacity building initiatives that it had sponsored noted that the Board’s interventions have brought development to the State and had helped to improve the lives of the youths; adding that the interventions have helped to reduce the restiveness among the youths.
The speaker appreciated the Board for its support to the Bayelsa State government and pleaded with it to also engage with the Legislative arm of the State as it is doing with the Executive.
“In our bid to collaborate with the Board, our committee on mineral resources will continue to ensure that there is a peaceful working environment,” Hon. Ingobere.
Commending the lawmakers for their visit, Engr. Wabote appreciated them for their willingness to partner with the Board. He said that the Board acts as a catalyst for the oil and gas sector and was not an interventionist agency.
Engr. Wabote informed the lawmakers that various projects the Board is promoting within the State which are at the construction stage are currently creating jobs for youths and that they would employ more people at completion and operation stages.
He said that the Board will be willing to take the legislative members on a tour of the projects to enable them enact laws that will promote and protect investment in the State.
By Sunday Elom N