Former President of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA), Geofrey Ohuabunwa has sought the establishment of an oil Museum in Rivers State.
The business executive, who stated in an interview with The Tide in Port Harcourt, recently, that Rivers State was yet to justify its prime position as the hub of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, said Rivers State deserves to host a world-class oil museum for tourism and promotion of research and development in the oil and gas sector.
The CEO of Multimesh Communications likened Rivers State to Texas in the United States and The Hague in The Netherlands which had been developed to reflect their enormous potentials in oil.
He added that the establishment of an oil museum in the state, will equally compliment the efforts of other oil-related institutes in the country in terms of adequate research and development in the oil and gas sector.
Ohuabunwa regretted that major host communities in the Niger Delta which had sacrificed their natural resources to the development of Nigeria had been neglected.
He also called on multinationals operating in the Niger Delta to embark on social investments in the area and create job opportunities for youths.