Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured oil companies operating in the state of adequate security to carry out their business activities.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday when he granted audience to the management of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Governor Wike said the security measures taken by his administration have improved security across the state.
He said the State Security Council has worked out modalities for the incremental improvement of security in liaison with all stakeholders.
Wike said: “Our responsibility is to provide an enabling environment for all businesses to thrive.
“We have succeeded in improving security around your operational base in Omoku.
“Going forward, we will enhance the security situation in your operational base.”
The governor, however, urged NAOC to improve its commitment to corporate social responsibility to its host communities.
He urged the company to complete work on the rehabilitation of Agip Junction to Agip Headquarters in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area for the people to benefit.
Earlier, the new General Manager of Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Engineer Marco Rotondi, congratulated Governor Wike and assured him that the company will cooperate with the Rivers State Government at all times.
The outgoing General Manager, Poalo Carnevale, described the period he spent in the state as fruitful, commending the State Government for creating the enabling environment for the operation of the company.