Reps to protect indigenous coys
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Local Content, Honourable Emmanuel Okon, has said that the lower chamber will ensure that crisis in the international oil and gas sector does not affect indigenous businesses.
He spoke when he led his committee‘s members to shipyard of the West African Ventures.
He said: “As a responsive legislature, we will make sure that we continue to legislate and come out with laws and legislations that will force other companies and users of light boat like this to consider getting it from companies like WAV, with huge investment in the country, to create jobs.”
He called on the International Oil Companies to (IOCS) patronise marine support base and shipyard of the West African Ventures to encourage investment needed to build incountry capacity and ability of indigenous companies.
The chairman said that the House of Representatives would ensure patronage of the multi-billion naira yard of the West African Ventures and facilities of other indigenous companies.