Yesterday, His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, received on courtesy Seplat Plc Executive Manangement led by Dr ABC Orjiako and Mr. Austin Avuru.
The management seized the opportunity to brief the Governor on the activities of the company from the aggressively growing exploration and production of oil and gas to their community engagement scorecard.
Special mention was made of the Annoh gas project which has the potential of producing over 300MMScf of gas, enough gas to fire power generation plant producing 3,000MW of power. The size of the project is such that the production of the Annoh gas field if used to generate power can generate the current national distribution capacity of just 2,980MW.
The project when completed will not only boost the IGR of Imo, it will unlock other opportunities in the areas of road networks, youth employment and development, enhanced corporate social projects and power generation capacity to industrialize Imo state. These were areas the Deputy Governor, who joined the Governor in receiving the visitors, had said the government needed Seplat to pay serious attention to.
The Governor expressed thanks to Seplat and requested for more mutually beneficial partnership moreso as the present government takes Ease of Doing Business very seriously. The Governor implored Seplat to open a permanent presence in Imo and assured the company of Government assistance to enable them build their operational headquarters in Owerri.