Port Harcourt — The Rivers State House of Assembly has said that it will not relent in ensuring that multinational oil companies operating in the state are mandated to create employment opportunities, to improve the state’s economy.
Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions, Mr. Evans Bipi, disclosed this when he led members of the committee in an oversight function to Bua Group in Port Harcourt.
Bipi charged the management of the company to continue to engage Rivers indigenes, in order to reduce the rate of the unemployment in the state.
While commending the company over the numbers of Rivers indigenes employed by it, Bipi, however, expressed disappointment that the manpower engaged was dominated by indigenes from only one section of the state.
He said: “We are impressed with your presentation, we are also impressed with the level of employment of Rivers State indigenes, though not enough, in as much as contracts and employment abound.
“As humans, we can never be satisfied, so when next you want to employ, ensure to touch other LGAs in the state.”