Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
In a move to attract international to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state is willing tax holidays to serious investors.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt at the weekend when he granted audience to the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni, Governor Wike said international investments will create employment opportunities and generate revenue in the state.
He said that the state government is particularly interested in investments in the agricultural sector as it diversifies her testimony.
He also called on South African companies to invest in some moribund in the state.
He said: “We are ready to give tax holidays to attract international investors. We cannot continue to rely on oil, that is why are exploring the agricultural sector to generate revenue and create employment “.
Earlier, the South African High Commissioner, Mr Lulu Mnguni called for premiership between South Africa and Rivers State in the area of Agriculture, tourism, health and construction, saying that South Africa has the technical expertise and Financial to develop Rivers State.
While commending Governor Wike for his development strides, he assured that several South African companies will invest in the state.