Reps to pro­tect in­dige­nous coys

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, Lagos

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.

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