Governor Wike Reiterates His Commitment To Friendly Business Climate In Rivers State

Governor Wike Reiterates His Commitment To Friendly Business Climate In Rivers State
Paul Obiajuwo, PortHarcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has reiterated the commitment of his administration  to the promotion  of a business  friendly  environment  for the sustained  growth of the state’s  economy.
Commissioning the Land Ship MV “Rivers Pride” built by Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike assured that his administration  will promote  policies that would encourage  businessmen  to invest in the state.
Governor Wike  who also laid the foundation stone for the construction of an accomodation  block for 200 cadets, announced that the state government  has waived the fee for the certificate of occupancy for the Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre.
He noted that  investors will have their land documents  speedily  processed to ensure  that they quickly  add value to the state.
The governor said: “Rivers State  will continue  to be great.  We are reforming our business  processes to enhance our business  climate and increase  employment opportunities.
“We are making the environment friendly  for businesses to thrive.  I commend the Chief Executive Officer of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, Sir Charles Kinikanwo Wami for this outstanding  investment  in the state.  We are happy  that an indigene  of this state has faith in this state through this multi-billion investment”.
He urged multinationals  to create  opportunities  for  the indigenes of the state as prominent management  staff. He said that Rivers people have the capacity to deliver quality service.
In his remarks, Chief Executive Officer of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, Sir Charles Kinikanwo Wami said that the organisation  has grown  substantially over the years, as it now has over 53 oil and gas short courses, over 20 international STCW courses and 6 other marine courses.
He said: “We are proud to say that over the past 16years, while other institutions  are moving away from the state, we have  kept ourselves rooted here providing accessible and affordable  training for seafarers in Rivers State “.
Also speaking, Norway Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud expressed satisfaction  at the contribution  of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre to the training of Seafarers.
Highpoint  of the occasion  was the inspection  of  the  training facilities  of the institution by Governor Wike  and other dignitaries.