AKWA Ibom state government has
said it has commenced negotiation
with the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,
and ExxonMobil to supply crude
to oil and gas related companies
operating in the area.
Governor Udom Emmanuel
made this known during
the ground breaking for a
Petrochemical Company, Delmar
Petroleum and Jetty located
at Itak Idim Ekpe, Ibeno Local
Government Area of the State last
The Governor said the move
would either enable for the supply
of Gas and Crude oil for the take
off of the project or accord access
for the sourcing of the product
within the marginal field to feed
the new Plant.
He pointing out that the
coastline if the state would play
host to several industries including
fertiliser Plant and expressed hope
to a question relating to the
purported threat by Orubibi to
throw in the towel while briefing
newsmen at the weekend in
included National Information
Technology Development Agency
(NITDA), (for Local content
promotion in Africa), President of
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS),
Prof. Adesola Aderounmu (for
promoting advancement of IT
professionalism in Africa), Main
One Cable Company (for Africa
wholesale Telecom Company of
that the coming in if the company has
opened the window for the influx of
Oil and Gas plants in the area.
The Commissioner for Investment
Commerce and Industry Barr
Emmanuel Enoidem said the project
would employ more than 5,000
people while the area would witness
unparalleled development and
sued for cooperation from the host
Communities to enable the project
kick off within the stipulated time
In his speech, the Chairman
Delmar Petroleum and Jetty, Dr
Austin Odili congratulated the
Governor for his ability to woo
investors and the foresight to plan
for the industrialisation of the state
saying the investment would yield
multiple gains.
Odili said that the prevailing
economic woes experienced in the
country would have been averted if
the leaders were able to plan ahead
of time and assured that the firm,
on take off, would produce for both
local and International market.
Makurdi said he was not aware of
any such development.
He said what the state was getting
as IGR is about N500 million even
as he challenged the BIRS boss to
the year), IHS Towers (for Africa
Telecom Infrastructure Company of
the year) and Mr. Stanley Jegede of
Phase 3 Telecom (for Africa Telecom
Entrepreneur of the year).
All the key players in ICT in Ghana
including Airtel, Tigo, Vodaphone,
MTN, National Information
Technology Agency (NITA), e-Crime
Bureau, Serianu among others
attended the ceremony.
He explained that Delmar
Petroleum which is an Oil and Gas
trading Company, incorporated
in 1993 with specialisation in the
sales, distribution and storage of
Petroleum Products would have
access to the deep sea through a
conventional Bouy Mooring system
for loading and discharging large
capacity product tankers from 30kt
to 100kt.
The company he further stated
has storage facilities for coastal and
Inland Petroleum Products as well
as the necessary skills, assets and
infrastructure for supplying and
trading refined petroleum products
across the world.
The rationale for locating the
terminal in the state, according
to him, is to promote the State’s
strategic position and unique
logistics advantage within the Gulf
of Guinea to service customers
which include International Oil
Companies, Major Retail and
Consumer Enterprises within
Nigeria, West and Central Africa