Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will always support investors to create employment opportunities for indigenes of the state.
Speaking after a facility tour of Onne Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone on Sunday, Governor Wike said that the state government has developed an enabling environment to attract major investors to the state. The governor said that in view of the dwindling economy of the nation, it is in the interest of the state to build partnerships with investors to develop the state’s internally generated revenue to fund other areas of development.
He said : "We will always support investors to help in the development of the state. Their investments will help in creating employment opportunities for indigenes of the state. "It is in our interest that investors are not discouraged to come to the state. That is why we are always creating the right platforms for them to invest".
The governor said that the Rivers State Government is working out a partnership framework with INTELS Group that will generate employment opportunities for the people. He commended INTELS Group for its massive investments in Rivers State which have impacted positively on the economy of the state.
In his remarks, President of INTELS Group, Mr Gabrella Volpi said the company is ready to increase its investment portfolio in the state. He expressed happiness that the company has enjoyed a favourable working environment in the state. He said that INTELS Group will cooperate with the Rivers State Government to advance state's economy.
Special Assistant to the Rivers Governor,
21st February, 2016.
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