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Wike to develop a framework to attract international and local investors to Rivers State

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.
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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.
Simeon Nwakaudu,
June 30, 2015.
Government House, Port Harcourt.
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