GOVERNOR WIKE SAYS IT IS ONLY THE ENEMIES OF NIGER DELTA ”OIL RICH REGION” CLAIM IS UNSAFE FOR INVESTORS.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 28, 2021
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says those propagating the conspiracy theory that the Niger Delta is unsafe are the real enemies of the oil rich region.
Governor Wike stated this when he performed the groundbreaking of Giwa Gas FZE Gas and Fertilizer project at Okoroinyong Village in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The Governor noted that if Akwa Ibom State was not safe, there was no way any prospective investor would conceive the idea of building a Gas and Fertilizer Plant in the State.
He lauded the Management of Giwa Gas FZE by extension, the Niger Delta and advised oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta Region to always be mindful to implement the local content policy in order to foster cordial relationship with their host communities.
Governor Wike commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for attracting investors to the state and expressed optimism that the Gas and Fertilizer Project would not only transform the economy of Akwa Ibom State but would create employment opportunities for the people.
The Governor urged the company and the investors doing business in the State to always comply with content law in order to ensure cordial relationship with their host community.
Governor Wike also commissioned the ten-point-nine kilometer Nkana-Awa Road with two-three kilometer spur in Awa as well as performed the groundbreaking of Akwa Ibom Teaching Hospital at Awa in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and pledged the sum of six hundred million Naira to the project.
Earlier Governor Udom Emmanuel explained that when he was campaigning for reelection in 2019, he promised to give a lot of attention to the riverine areas of the State.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor said the entire area where gas and fertilizer project were located would be transformed to industrial hub, while swampy area would be used to plant coconut that would feed a planned coconut refinery.
He urged the youths of the state to develop their capacity in order to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that the industrial hub would offer.