Buhari virtually commissions 17-storey Content Tower in Bayelsa

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File: In this photo, President Buhari attends a Virtual Flag-Off of Construction Phase of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project in State House on 30th June 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday commissioned a 17-storey Nigerian Content Tower, a project of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in Bayelsa.

The tower project, which was commissioned by the president virtually will now serve as the headquarters of the agency.

In his address, broadcast from the State House, Abuja via zoom, President Buhari, who described the tower as historic said he was pleased that the project has been delivered by local contractors, supported by local engineers and project consultants.

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“We must all be proud that we finished what we started”, he enthused.

President Buhari then went on to mandate the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, to physically commission the building on his behalf.

Some of the listed quality of the commissioned NCDMB building are a 10-Megawatt gas-fired power plant and a 1,000 seater conference hall.

Furthermore, the power plant, which NCDMB said was built in partnership with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, was also commissioned by President Buhari.

Some cabinet members who participated in the commissioning virtually are Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

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The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act which came into effect on April 22, 2010 established the NCDMB agency.