OPS to partner Rivers on good governance, economic empowerment
The Rivers State Organised Private Sector (OPS) has expressed readiness to partner with the state government to enhance good governance and economic empowerment of the citizenry.
The move, the state’s OPS said, was in response to Governor Similaiye Fubara’s willingness to engage and partner with the private sector in his quest to prioritise the industrial development of the state.
In a congratulatory message by the Chairman, OPS, Rivers State, Godfrey Agorom, said Fubara during his inaugural address on May 30, sought the collaboration of the private sector to halt the de-industrialisation of the state.
While agreeing to work with the state, Agorom stated that OPS sees Fubara as one, who is capable of providing strong, determined, focused, purposeful and responsible leadership.
Agorom expressed the belief that he would channel the resources of the state to more productive ventures.
The body said it was encouraged by Fubara’s plan to adopt a re-industrialisation policy master plan for the state, revival of private sector partnership, job creation and empowerment of the people, support the growth of small businesses, commercial agriculture to achieve food security and general improvement of the living standard of the people.
According to him, the task before government is enormous and daunting. The OPS is ready to engage government and partner in policy making and implementation, as well as prioritise the economic and welfare needs of the state.
The statement applauded the governor’s zeal to improve the ease of doing business in the state with the view of attracting local and foreign direct investments.
Agorom added that such a move would stimulate greater economic activities, create wealth and improve the livelihood of the people.
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