Govt engages 250 youths to secure oil community
• Plans to employ 10,000 in Industrial Park
In its determination to safeguard human lives and infrastructure in oil communities in Imo State, government has engaged about 250 youths in the oil- rich Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Council areas of the state.
The Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Government House, Owerri, Kingsley Uju, who disclosed this while receiving members of the Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Governments Media Association, led by Mr. Chukwuemeka Ike, maintained that government is not docile in the area of providing amenities in the oil bearing communities in the state, adding that about 10,000 persons from communities would be employed when the Industrial Park sited in the area takes-off.
He disclosed government has paid electricity bills of residents in the communities to the tune of about N500, 000 to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), from May 2015 to May 2016, while N500m Empowerment Fund was disbursed to the youths last year.