Chinazor Megbolu |
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has collaborated with the Seplat Group to build a multi-billion naira gas plant at Asaa, Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state.
This was disclosed on Friday by the Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, during the commissioning of the project on his twitter handle, @Hope_Uzodimma1.
According his twitter statement; “I was at the multi-billion naira gas project sited at Asaa, Ohaji/Egbema, alongside the Seplat Chairman, Dr. A.B.C Ojiako and his management team.
Uzodinma in his remarks told the inhabitants that the recent development in their community will lead to massive employment opportunities for both the unskilled and skilled workers, stressing that it’s going to be a win-win situation for all.
He assured them that there is nothing to fear, adding that government neglect them, adding the possible partnership with oil companies would be to the advantage of the community.
He explained further that the joint project is a signature gas project executed 50 per cent by Seplat Group and 50 per cent by the NNPC at Asaa, Ohaji/Egbema, Imo State.
“I was at the multi-billion Naira Gas Project sited at Asaa, Ohaji/Egbema, alongside the Seplat chairman, Dr. A.B.C Ojiako and his management team.
“I assured the people of Asaa community that my administration will stand as a referee to make sure that development is brought to the people by the Seplat Group.
“Gone are the days when oil companies collude with a few community leaders to exploit the rest of the host communities.
“The Imo State Government will not encourage a situation where oil companies doll out monies to the leaders of their host communities, but will ensure that developmental projects such as hospitals, good roads and schools are provided as part of the company’s community relations services.
“I informed the people that I have the assurances of the company to ensure that they employ both skilled and non-skilled workers in their company, however, urged the community to be a good host to the company in order to ensure a win-win situation for both parties.
“Furthermore, I commend the Managing Director, Seplat Group, Dr. A.B.C Ojiako, for his humanitarian efforts in bringing developments to the host community, the State, and the Country at large,” Uzodinma said.
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