Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that part of the crisis bedeviling the Niger Delta is the refusal of multi-nationals to encourage host communities with key appointments.
Wike disclosed this on Tuesday when the leadership of Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) visited him at Government House, Port Harcourt, said local content participation is key to harmony and sustained development.
The governor said: “I urge the multi-nationals and the NBC to encourage Rivers people through local content participation. Part of the crisis in the Niger Delta is that some companies relegate the people of the area in the allocation of management positions.”
He said the ugly situation should be checked to stop avoidable conflicts as noticed in the relationship between Shell and some host communities.
Wike however, expressed happiness that the NBC is expanding her operations in Rivers State.
The governor said: “This expansion will create more employment and internally generated revenue. This state is peaceful for investments.”
He stated that the documents for the land acquired by NBC for their expansion will be granted by his administration.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), Ambassador Segun Apata, said that the company is working towards building a mega plant in Port Harcourt.
Apata, who stated that the new plant will be a hub for the zone with new jobs added across the board, said the new plant will cover 28,000 square metres.
He appealed to Wike to approve a governor’s consent for the acquired land when the company makes its application.
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