Lagos — The Executive Secretary, ES, of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Engr Simbi Wabote, has expressed gratitude to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and his colleagues over his reappointment for a second term in office.
Wabote was reappointed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari after his first tenure in office expired.
In a message addressed to his colleagues, the ES said his appointment was renewed based on the positive recommendation by his boss, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
“I am excited to formally announce to you that our dear President, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has renewed my appointment as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), for another four years.
“Let me seize this opportunity to convey my utmost gratitude to Mr. President for affording me another opportunity to serve our great nation in the capacity as the Executive Secretary of NCDMB and for appreciating our modest achievements at the Board in the last four years.
“As you would have read or heard from the statement that emanated from the Presidency, my appointment was renewed based on the positive recommendation by my boss, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva,” he said.
He reminded his colleagues of the maxim that “the reward for hard work is more work”, noting that the president, the minister of state, and the Nigerian people expect the board to double their efforts and deliver more tangible results in his second tenure in office.
In the next four years, the NCDMB ES said he hopes to deliver on most of the medium-term and long term initiatives rolled out in the Nigerian Content 10-Year Strategic Roadmap.
“On my part, I assure you that there will not be any second tenure ‘hangover’ or slowdown in the pace of work. If anything, the renewal of my appointment would invigorate and accelerate our programmes and activities and I seek your full loyalty and cooperation in this my final lap,” he said.