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Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2013

Bank of Industry, Niger Delta Ministry Sign Pact on Fish Industrial Parks

Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe

JULY 8TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, for the establishment of Fish Industrial parks in the Niger Delta.
The agreement was signed in Abuja by the Managing Director of BoI, Ms Evelyn Oputu, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe.
Oputu said the MoU was to advance the cause of the Niger Delta, improve lives and boost the economy of the people. She said; “Bank of Industry is partnering with the Niger Delta Ministry to increase and change the pace in the Niger Delta.

“Everybody in Nigeria knows what has been happening in the region before now and with the setting up of the ministry, we all had a great hope and expectations, and we believe that this new project marks a new beginning in the region.” Oputu, who said she was proud not only as an indigene of the Niger Delta but as a partner in the progress of the area, expressed delight at witnessing the signing ceremony of the MoU.
Orubebe applauded the commitment and determination of BoI in working harmoniously with the ministry to support and develop people-oriented projects.
The minister noted that oil was a fragment of the natural resources found in the Niger Delta, stressing that “the region is well endowed with other natural resources.”
According to him, the establishment of the Fish Industrial Park programme will not only create wealth, but generate employment opportunities for the youth.
Orubebe explained that the project would be established in all the nine Niger Delta states, using two states for the pilot scheme of the programme.
“The partnership will be based on mutual understanding on a 50-50 platform where BoI will contribute part of the fund that will be committed to the project.”
Source: Vanguard

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