Mr. Laurence Chukwudi Izegbu, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Local Content Policy and Development, has encouraged the contractors, DAEWOO Engineering & Construction Company, to employ local workers in the state following the rehabilitation project of the Warri Refinery.
Governor Okowa’s top assistant sent a letter to Mr. JEONG TAE-WON of DAEWOO E&C Nigeria.
Okowa’s aide urged the DAEWOO’s scribe to be transparent and make sure they use local labour and indigenous contractors along the value chain in a letter that was made available to Newsmen.
Izegbu noted that Delta State has made significant contributions to the center and has earned money for the federal government through the production and sale of crude oil.
“You must make sure that you use local contractors from Delta State and indigenous skilled personnel for the duration of this contract,” said Okowa’s aide.
“Using local raw materials is also a requirement of Delta State local content law; anything less would be considered improper.”
Since taking office, Izegbu has shown a strong desire to further Governor Okowa’s goal for uplifting Delta youths.
Izegbu is adamant that the state’s Local Content Policy has the ability to promote widespread economic growth, which is essential for reducing poverty, achieving prosperity, and ensuring sustainable economic and social outcomes in Delta.