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Wabote wins African local content award


The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, has won the African Local Content Icon Award by the 2021 African Business Leadership Awards (ABLA).
Organised by the African Leadership Magazine, the award has 12 categories and the winners emerged through selection, online voting for nominees and the editorial board’s review of the nominations and votes to decide the winners. 
Wabote, who was first appointed in September 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari and reappointed in September 2020 has recorded several landmark accomplishments locally.


He championed the development of local content across the continent and guided several African countries on the implementation of local content policies in their jurisdictions, among others. 
Publisher of African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, while unveiling the list of winners, affirmed that each nominee was worthy of recognition and commendation for their selfless services to nation building. 
He stated that the 2021 ABLA celebrates grit, purpose, and impact in Africa’s business environment, especially in what continues to be a difficult period for most people due to the impact of coronavirus. 
He further added that the leaders, who have emerged winners in the various categories have exhibited celebrated attributes in admirable capacities and are deserving of great accolades.

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