Firm seeks government backing for investment in construction
A call has gone to the Federal Government to galvanise indigenous investment in the construction sector to achieve its infrastructure development target.
The Chairman of Carija Engineering Company (Nigeria), Mr. Sheba Palama made the call yesterday during the official opening of the company’s head office in Orhuwhorun, Udu Council Area of Delta State.
According to Palama, Nigeria is a developing country, which needs more companies to handle the infrastructural development in various areas.He assured his audience of the company’s capacity to meet Nigeria’s infrastructural needs as a developing country.
“Carija is a global company with headquarters in Spain. We decided to go into partnership with them to add value to the construction industry in Nigeria.
Palama said the company currently has four offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Delta.
Also speaking, Mr. Roberto Vazquez, the President of Carija Spain Global, expressed his appreciation to the people for their hospitality.“We are ready to collaborate in developing projects especially infrastructure in Nigeria and we will hit the ground strongly,” he said.
The Owahwa 11, Okobaro of Jeremi Kingdom His Royal Majesty Mathew Egbi, commended the initiative and sued for peace to allow the business flourish.He said: “There will be no development without peace so, the youth should encourage the company to grow, where they can get gainfully employed.
Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Eta Enahoro also urged the youths to create the enabling business climate for the company to thrive.“The only thing is to appeal to the youths to embrace peace to attract investors to develop the areas. They should stop harassing companies in the name of “deve” fee,” he said.
Spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Works, assured the company of good working relationship.“Carija is welcome to the construction environment in Nigeria and I pray for the success and collaboration with the ministry,” he said.
Also, representative of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said the company would help to leverage on the employment generation-drive of the Federal government.
“NDDC is going to partner Carija to create jobs for our youths,” he said.Highlight of the event was the cutting of tape to declare the company opened