The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has won the maiden edition of Juris Law Award.
The award was instituted to honour leaders taking significant steps towards promoting rule of law and economic growth in Nigeria.
Wabote who received the award in Abuja pledged his commitment to pursuing rule of law in the local content of the oil and gas industry.
He stated 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 writing 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”.
Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, former Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman Advisory Board of Juris Law Office, Hon. Justice Alfa Belgore presented the award to Wabote.
The founder of Juris Law Office and President of the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP), Niyi Ayoola-Daniels applauded the noble efforts and outstanding achievements of 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.