Tony Attah, MD NLNG and Governor Nyesom Wike
The management of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) visited the governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt. The visit of the gas giant was to brief the governor about the multi million dollars Train 7 project, which is ongoing. The Managing Director of NLNG, Tony Attah, explained to Governor Wike that the mega project will provide about 10,000 to 15,000 jobs for Nigerians of which indigenes in the state will benefit from. Attah spoke about the significance of the project and why the company needs the support of the state government.
The NLNG MD also commended the governor for keeping the state safe. Adding that the company will need support on the aspect of security. He made it known that the Train 7 project is of immense benefit for the state, being its host.
Responding, Governor Wike applauded NLNG for siting its corporate headquarters in Port Harcourt while its operations is in Bonny Island. He urged other oil companies to relocate to the Niger Delta emulating the action and decision of NLNG. He used the forum to appeal to NLNG that it should take care of the well-being of the indigene of the state and provide job opportunities for them as well.
The governor advocated that NLNG should give key positions that will improve the status of indigenes and not menial jobs that will undermine them.