BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) on Tuesday expressed its readiness to partner and support Lagos State Government’s Light Up Lagos initiative, describing the project as the most successful strategy in strengthening security and curbing crimes.
The company’s Managing Director Mr. Bayo Ojulari who revealed this when he led other Management staff of the company on a courtesy visit to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode lauded the state government for embarking on urban renewal and infrastructural development projects that have changed the face of governance in the last two years.
Ojulari noted that various reforms of the state government has made it a must visit for investors.
The Managing Director, while describing the Light Up Lagos Project of the state government as the best crime control strategy to be taken by any administration, stated that SNEPCO is ready to provide all necessary support and partnership especially in regular supply of gas and other petro chemical materials needed to power the project and ensure its success.
He noted that the project along with other reforms such as the security, road infrastructure and human capacity building embarked upon by the state government will quicken the process of realizing the dream of a new Lagos that is safe and prosperous, adding that the company will continue to nurture and provide leadership direction to the state’s new oil and gas company in order to ensure that the company succeeds in its operation.
In her remarks, the deputy governor of the state, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule who led other top government officials to receive the delegations on behalf of governor Akinwunmi Ambode commended Shell Company for its support and partnership especially on the Security Trust Fund, adding that such collaborations in the past have been helping government to meet some of its obligations to the citizenry.
Adebule stated that the state government has created enabling environment for business to thrive by prioritizing security and friendly legislations that will guarantee quick returns on business investments.