An indigenous company,
Lomabell Integrated Services Nig Ltd has commissioned and dedicated a proposed jetty at Azuabie community in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Speaking at the ceremony recently, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Captain Boma Cambell said despite the challenges, he was grateful that his dream of owning a jetty has come to pass and thanked God Almighty for the enablement and courage to carry on the project.
Cambell stated that the project would no doubt bring employment, empowerment training and retraining as well as improved infrastructural development to the people, and assured that the company would do everything possible to fulfil its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to the people of the area.
He disclosed that the company had so far employed nine indigenes of the Azuabie Community, most of the youths, while the abandoned community youth hall has been completed, and work on the School Road rehabilitation is on-going.
“One of the major challenges in this community, we discovered on entering is that of poor road infrastructure,” the Managing Director said, adding that the company also under took the expenses and execution of initial provision of culverts, filling of bad spots with concrete and hard-core to make the road motorable, and further assured that the firm would not recent in its efforts to attract development into the community.
The marine captain promised to take steps that would fast-track development in the community and appealed for their continued co-operation and support in order to attract more development.
He reiterated that no meaningful development can strive in an atmosphere of rancour, acrimony and youth restiveness, and enjoined them to be peaceful and law-abiding so that more companies could come and invest in the community.
In their separate speeches, the Chief of the Azuabie Ama Community, Chief Adolphus Okujagu and the Chairman, Azuabie/Okujagu Ama Community, Mr. Precious Amoni affirmed that the land where the jetty is built was duly and willingly given to the company after fulfilling all conditions and assured that the community would always be by his side to attract more developments.