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Felix Omatsola Ogbe takes over as NCDMB boss, charges staff on high performance

Ogbe's appointment was announced by President Bola Tinubu, replacing Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, who had served for seven and a half years in office.

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Felix Omatsola Ogbe takes over as NCDMB boss, charges staff on high performance 

Felix Omatsola Ogbe, a seasoned oil and gas engineer with over 37 years of experience, has assumed office as the new Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

Felix Omatsola Ogbe takes over as NCDMB boss, charges staff on high performance 
L-R: Director, Finance and Personnel Management, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Dr. Obinna Ofili; Director, Projects Certification and Authorization Division, Engr. Abayomi Bamidele; Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe; Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Abdulmalik Halilu; Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Isaac Yalah and Director Corporate Services, Dr. Ama Ikuru at a briefing with the new Executive Secretary at the Board’s liaison office in Abuja.

 

Ogbe’s appointment was announced by President Bola Tinubu, replacing Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, who had served for seven and a half years in office.

During his first official meeting with the Directors and management of the Board, Ogbe received a high-level briefing on the agency’s projects and initiatives.

He commended the achievements recorded by the agency, particularly the human capacity development program, which has produced Nigerians who now provide high-tech services in other African oil-producing countries.

Felix Omatsola Ogbe takes over as NCDMB boss, charges staff on high performance 
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe with some management staff of the Board at the Board’s liaison office in Abuja.

 

Ogbe also announced that expert consultants would be invited to certify the performance and metrics of the Nigerian Content 10-year strategic roadmap, which has recorded a 54% achievement in its sixth year of implementation.

He charged senior officials of the Board to continue delivering high performance in their various roles to sustain the Board’s premium position.

The new Executive Secretary emphasized the need for the Board to carry out sensitization programs to key stakeholders in cities across Nigeria on the opportunities created by the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act.

Felix Omatsola Ogbe takes over as NCDMB boss, charges staff on high performance 
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe in a meeting with the Directors and management of the Board at the Board’s liaison office in Abuja.

 

He also highlighted the importance of working closely with contractors to speed up the delivery of direct projects such as the Nigerian Oil and Gas Parks Scheme to realize their objectives for the economy.

Ogbe hails from Warri South in Delta State and holds separate Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management.

He has worked in core oil and gas operations in Nigeria and local content operations, notably onshore and offshore, LNG, water drilling, treatment, and storage facilities, civil, building & dredging engineering, and other construction projects.

His work experiences include Chevron Corporation, where he held top positions in Nigeria and overseas, before he retired voluntarily in June 2014, to go into private business.

While at Chevron Nigeria Limited, he served as Construction Services Group Superintendent (Escravos-Warri) and was responsible for in-house construction services requirements to support the Company Operations.

He equally served as Offshore Projects Manager, where he was responsible for all the Engineering designs, Planning and execution of Maintenance works and installation of new facilities to support productions in Chevron Nigeria Limited offshore locations.

Other assignments he held in Chevron included Construction Manager (Lagos & Escravos-Warri), Escravos Gas Project (EGP-3B), where he was responsible for the fabrication and installation of various sizes of pipelines/flowlines in offshore and onshore locations in the Niger Delta.

In his early years, he served as Construction Superintendent responsible for Engineering Designs and Construction requirements, and also worked as the Cost Control Engineer and was responsible for all Facility Engineering Division Projects’ cost controls, budgeting and cashcalls.

Ogbe is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council of Registered Engineers, and American Institute of Civil Engineers, and is married with children.

NCDMB Corporate Communications announced Ogbe’s appointment on December 14, 2023.

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