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Rivers private sector commits to partnership with Fubara’s administration for development

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Rivers private sector commits to partnership with Fubara’s administration for development

The Organised Private Sector (OPS) in Rivers said it was ready to partner with the Gov. Similaiye Fubara’s administration for even development of the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the group’s Chairman, Mr Godfrey Agorom, on Saturday.

The OPS comprise the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association; Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

Others include the Nigeria Association of Small Scale and Medium Enterprises, and the Nigeria Association of Small Scale Industrialists.

Agorom said that the readiness to work with the governor was in response to his clarion call for the private sector to join hands with his government to provide good governance and economic empowerment to the people.

The chairman said that the OPS perceived Fubara as one who was capable of providing strong, determined, focused, purposeful and responsible leadership.

‘’Therefore, we believe he will channel the resources of the state to more productive ventures.

‘’The task before the government is enormous and daunting; the OPS is ready to engage the government and partner with her in policy making and implementation to prioritise economic and welfare needs of the state, ‘’ he said.

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The chairman commended the governor’s zeal to improve the ease of doing business in the state with the view to attracting local and foreign direct investments.

According to him, such move will stimulate greater economic activities, create wealth, and improve the livelihood of the people.

He urged the governor to adopt a re-industrialisation policy master plan for the state; revive private sector partnership; create jobs, and empower the people.

‘’We also call for the support for the growth of small businesses; commercial agriculture to achieve food security and the general improvement of the living standard of the people, ‘’ he said.

Agorom said that the OPS expressed confidence that Fubara would focus more on the development of the various sectors of the state’s economy, especially the manufacturing sector that had become endangered specie.

He said, ‘’This is a sector that will generate real jobs with its attendant multiplier effect on the economy.”

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