“We have taken NCDMB to become the best agency in the country. We will continue to excel, and I hope the staff will continue to be proud of the organisation they belong to” – Wabote
The season of Excellence Awards seem to be renewed 2023 for Executive Secretary, Mr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote and the management of the Nigerian Content Development Management Board [NCDMB] as the drums rolled out once again for award of Leadership Local Content Champion of the Year Award at the 14th Leadership Conference and Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
It was the second leadership in a very short time. Last week, the Board was adjudged and voted a “Level 5 Platinum Level organization” in a summary report of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) Self-assessment Tool (SAT) released yesterday
The rating made by a federal government bureau translates as “Exceptional Performance with a performance level of 90.5%.”
The Leadership Local Content Champion of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Wabote and his team by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Alhalji Mohammed Musa Bello, at an event that was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with former Kenyan Prime minister, Mr. Raila Amolo Odinga as the guest speaker.
Speaking after receiving the awards, ES announced the dedication of the honour to the management and staff of the Board, whom he credited with delivering the sterling accomplishments that attracted the attention of the award adjudicating panel and other stakeholders.
He said: “Every award is dedicated to the staff of NCDMB because they do the heavy lifting. My role is to provide direction and leadership. We have taken NCDMB to become the best agency in the country. We will continue to excel, and I hope the staff will continue to be proud of the organisation they belong to because it has been a rewarding journey, and being recognised is also very exciting.”
Some of the reasons the ES was selected for the award included completing the 17-storey Nigerian Content Tower within four years, raising the level of Nigerian Content performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry from 26% in 2016 to 52% in 2022.
Wabote was also honoured for the development of the Nigerian Content 10-year strategic roadmap, with the key target of achieving 70% Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry.
The NCDMB under ES also established hubs in-country for manufacturing of equipment, components, and accessories required by the industry and for championing the promotion of local content across the African continent.