- June 21, 2023
- Posted by: Imo Udokang
- Category: News
OGFZA SEEKS COLLABORATION WITH RIVERS STATE GOVT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IKPOKIRI ISLAND AS OIL AND GAS FREE ZONE
SEN. Kaura visits Rivers Governor to discuss issues of mutual interest
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Sen. Tijjani Y. Kaura; MFR has led a team of the Authority’s management on a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Rivers State, HE, Sir, Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS at the Government House, Port Harcourt on June 21, 2023.
In a meeting at the Executive chamber of the Government House, ways of possible collaboration and other issues of mutual interest to harness the oil and free zones potentials for economic growth were discussed.
Having congratulated the Governor for his recent election and inauguration as Executive Governor of Rivers State, Sen. Kaura commended his predecessor, HE Nyesom Wike for bequeathing a leader of his type.
Seeking the support of the Rivers State government as effort in the development of Ikpokiri island, the OGFZA boss revealed the myriad of opportunities available at the Island, being a green field virgin land without much development since it was declared a free zone in 1996. He said “if the state government would take advantage of the area to support OGFZA in the development effort, Ikpokiri would become another modern city in the State”. He disclosed that foreign investors from Japan have already indicated interest in investing in the island.
According to Sen. Kaura, partnering with OGFZA towards the development of Ikpokiri Island is critical and beneficial to promote investment and economic development for creating wealth and employment opportunities for Rivers State and Nigeria by extension.
Sir Fubara appreciated OGFZA’s MD and his management for identifying with the state government while expressing his willingness to collaborate with the Authority in due time.
It was an engaging but a fruitful meeting.
Golda Opuine Ukomadu, Anipr
Assistant General Manager, Corporate Communication
Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority