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NCDMB committed to industrialisation of Bayelsa

NCDMB committed to industrialisation of Bayelsa - town hall meeting, that the, NCDMB, board, bayelsa state, Bayelsa, also disclosed that

By Kenechukwu Obiajuru, Yenagoa

The Nigeria Content De­velopment and Monitor­ing () says it is working towards exe­cuting world class projects aimed at industrialising , stressing ongoing Nige­ria Oil and Gas Park in Emeyal 1 community in Ogbia local govern­ment area of the state when will create massive employment and economic transformation.

Executive Secretary of , Engr. Simibi Kesiye Wabote who made the disclosure during a or­ganised to intimate contractors on the next phase of the project also disclosed was working on a refinery proj­ect in in partnership with Azikel Refinery Promoters.

The managing director of Isokariari and Sons (Nig) Lim­ited, Engr. Obelema Isokariari, about 80 per­sons from the benefiting commu­nity have been engaged in the project so far. He promised to al­ways organize skills acquisition programs to effectively impact positively to the lives of the peo­ple in the area.

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He assured that the project will not stall as the company has vi­brant funding partners and that the perennial flood been experi­ence in would not affect the execution of the project in the community. Isokariari also promised to execute quality Gas Park that would attract inves­tors and tourists which Oloibiri been the first community to be discovered commercial quantity of crude oil in 1956.

The paramount ruler of Ogbia Kingdom, King Dumaro Charles Owaba, said the Gas Park when completed will attract develop­ment to the Emeyal and its en­virons, create job opportunities and will become a business hub.

King Charles Owaba said the afforded them the opportunity to present challenges affecting the commu­nity and the kingdom, noting that state has not felt the impact of development most especially Ogbia people since the exploration of crude oil in 1956.

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The chairman of Ijaw Youth Council Central Zone, Comrade Kennedy Olorogun expressed its support for the board in its quest to engage youths positively for empowerment and sustainable development of human capacity.

He expressed hope that the project will engender infrastruc­tural development, human ca­pacity development and make youth sustainably engaged and productive.

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