Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will develop a framework to attract international and local investors to the state with a view to creating employment opportunities for the people.
Governor Wike said that the success of the Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals in Rivers State indicates the several opportunities abound in the state for credible investors.
The governor spoke on Tuesday when he paid an investment promotion visit to the facilities of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and the ongoing fertiliser plant.
He said investments in the state will help in addressing the high level of unemployment and engender economic growth that will be beneficial to the people.
Governor Wike said : “We are going to organise an investment forum to attract more foreign direct investments to the state. At that forum, we shall showcase the success story of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals, which we believe will further convince people that the state is an investor’s haven.
“We are committed to creating employment opportunities for our people and the rebuilding of the state economy “.
He announced that Rivers State Government will invest in the largest fertiliser plant being built by Indorama at Eleme, saying that the project will play a key role in generating revenue for the state.
Governor Wike urged officials of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals to accommodate more Rivers State professionals in their management cadre of the company.
In his remarks, Managing Director of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals, Mr Manish Mundra said that the company is a major foreign direct investment to boost the economy of Nigeria and Rivers State.
He said the company is developing the largest fertiliser plant in the world at Eleme, pointing out that the facility will be functional in four months. Mr Mundra said that the company has received support and cooperation from host communities as a result of her corporate social responsibility.
Picture : Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike receiving a gift from the Managing Director of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals, Mr Manish Mundra during his investment promotion visit to the company on Tuesday.
June 30, 2015.
Government House, Port Harcourt.