President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday renewed the appointment of Engr Simbi Kesiye Wabote as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).
In a statement, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated that the President also renewed the appointments of Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau as the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund and Mr Ahmed Bobboi, the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF).
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According to a statement, the renewal followed recommendations to the President by His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources. Adding that the appointments take immediate effect.
The Presidency stated that Engineer Wabote earned the renewal after recording sterling achievements, including managing the Nigerian Content Development Fund prudently, completing the 17 storey headquarters building of NCDMB and for initiating many landmark projects that are widely commended by industry players.
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It stated that the NCDMB boss, Wabote, won his pips for managing the NCDMB and completing its headquarters building. Wabote was also credited to have initiated many landmark projects that were widely commended by industry players.
The statement read, “Dr Gusau is credited to have run the PTDF successfully in the past four years, keeping faith with the seven strategic priorities he had introduced in January 2017.
“These are: domestication, cost-cutting, sustainable funding, efficient internal processes, linkages with the industry, utilization of centres of excellence, and pursuit of home-grown research.
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“Mr Ahmed Bobboi gets his reappointment for having run PEF in a way that made it a key and strategic player in the administration’s oil and gas reforms, especially in stabilizing the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country, among others.
“Wabote won his pips for managing the Nigerian Content Development Fund prudently, completing the headquarters building of NCDMB, and also initiating many landmark projects that are widely commended by industry players.
By Peace Obi.