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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, has urged industrialists to utilise opportunities of quick returns on their investments to do business in the State.
He said raw materials for the manufacturing of different products abound in the state, noting that besides that the state is peaceful and conducive for business activities, skilled and unskilled labour are readily available in the oil and gas rich state.
The Governor spoke on Thursday (03/05/18) when the Chairman, Guinness Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Savage, led management of the company to pay him a courtesy visit at Government House annex, Warri.
“Delta State is a peaceful state, any investor coming this way will have a lot of skilled labour because our people value education a lot, we also have unskilled labourers to feed the Labour needs of the companies, as we are sure they will have quick returns on their investments. we are trying to scale up the employment of our youths in the state and any meaningful venture that can take out our youths from the streets will be welcomed,” he said.
The Governor disclosed that his administration embarked on different programmes to equip the youths of the state to be entrepreneurs, observing that the population of the country was growing at an alarming rates and efforts should be made to proactively work to ensure that it did not lead to crisis in the country.
He commended Guinness Nigeria Plc for adding a new brand of beer to its stock and urged the company to meet with its social responsibilities and also, create more job opportunities for the youths.
Earlier, Mr Savage had commended the leadership qualities of Governor Okowa stating that the visit was to inform the Governor of the introduction of a new brand of beer into the market by the company.