The Delta State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Honourable Chika Ossai, has said the state government will continue to encourage investors by providing the necessary support that will enable their businesses to thrive.
Chika Ossai stated this on Thursday in Asaba when the Chief Excecutive Officer of O ‘secul Nigeria Limited, Engineer Mike Orugbo met with the inter-ministerial committee on the Uwvie Fish Feed Mill to exhibit his company’s products.
The Commissioner, who commended Chief Orugbo for thinking in line with the vision of the state government for the project, said government would look into some of the challenges faced by O’Secul Nigeria Limited with a view to solving them.
He urged the management of O’secul to intensify efforts at promoting their products to fish farmers for increased patronage.
Honourable Chika Ossai said the Okowa administration would continue to encourage Investors willing to partner with the state, and to provide the enabling environment for both foreign and local investors to succeed.
He assured fish farmers in the state that O’secul Nigeria Limited would subsidize the price of the products for them.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Honourable Julius Ikpedi and the State Chief Job Creation Officer, Professor Eric Eboh commended the management of O’secul for not just acquiring the project from the state government, but also accepting the challenges in the course of production.
They encouraged the company to intensify efforts at promoting the products to fish farmers.
A representative of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Mr farouk kurawa, urged the state government to continue to support and encourage O’secul Nigeria Limited with the provision of credit facility.
The Chairman of O’secul, Engineer Mike Orugbo, said their fish feed Mill had commenced operation with a branded name of mofs fish feed, adding that the products had been registered with NAFDAC.
Engineer Orugbo appealed to fish farmers in the State to patronize his products and recommend them to others outside Delta State.
He informed the committee that they were venturing into fish farming and appealed to the state government to make loans available for them.