…Passes vote of confidence on the company
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Rivers State chapter has thrown their weight behind an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil for fulfilling the promises they made to host communities across the Niger Delta region.
The youth council said they were overwhelmed with the encouragement of Belemaoil for engaging 520 youths as company staff when the present economic situation of the country has forced many companies to disengage their staff.
Belemaoil on June 1st 2016 got a successful field handover by American oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, making Chevron the first international oil company in Africa to have divested its participating interest in an oil mining lease (OML) to a local company.
In a press briefing yesterday at Rivers State Youth Council Secretariat in Port Harcourt, The NYCN Chairman , Rivers State chapter, Ambassador Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo thanked Belemaoil for showing Africans that nothing wrong in accepting indigenous company.
Sukubo said Belemaoil has demonstrated that the company has so much regard for Nigeria youths when he took a bold step to employ Nigeria youths and went further in providing social amenities to host communities.
He said youths would partner with the indigenous company to ensure the existence of an environment devoid of insecurity and violence, adding that time has come when people should be thinking of the future of unborn generation.
The youth chairman also encourages other companies operating in Niger Delta region to support capacity development for unemployed Niger Delta youths in order to maintain and foster sustainable peace in the region.
Sukubo said: “Our visit to the office of the owner of Belemaoil has made us to speak authoritatively. He has assured us that the company is currently working with its overseas partners and Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) to launch a 30,000 barrels floating refinery.
“And LPG unit, scalable floating power generating barges of 135mw in phase 1 to 650 in phase 2. These loadable projects made the youths to pass vote of confidence on Belemaoil. Don’t forget that over 80 percent of the recently employed staff are youths.”