NCDMB boss clinches rule of law award
The maiden edition of JURIS LAW AWARD for honouring leaders who are taking significant steps towards promoting Rule of Law and economic growth in Nigeria has been won by Mr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote , the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ( NCDMB).
The chairman of the occasion who presented the Award to Wabote was the former Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman Advisory Board of Juris Law Office, Hon. Justice Alfa Belgore.
The founder of Juris Law Office and President of the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy ( IIPELP), Niyi Ayoola-Daniels, a visiting Professor of Energy Law and Policy applauded the noble efforts and outstanding achievements of Simbi Wabote for driving positive change in Local Content of the Oil and Gas industry using the instrumentality of the Rule of Law and the institution of the judiciary to ensure compliance to the law by the Oil and Gas companies.
In his response, Wabote pledged his total commitment to pursuing Rule of Law in the Local Content of the Oil and Gas industry stating that henceforth, oil and gas companies who fail to comply with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act will be dragged before the law courts.
According to him ” NCDMB is changing gear from writting letters of non-compliance on infractions to actual prosecution of offenders who think they can trample on the law of the land on Local Content and get away with it “
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