Stop Patronizing Cultists for Surveillance Jobs, Governor Wike Urges Companies

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged companies to stop hiring cultists for their surveillance jobs blaming heightening insecurity on such practice.
A statement from the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said Wike spoke at the weekend when a delegation of the SCD Joint Venture Consortium of the Train 7 project, led by the Managing Director of NLNG, Tony Attah paid him a courtesy visit at Government, House Port Harcourt.

“The governor blamed most security problems on companies who engage cultists to do surveillance jobs for them,” the statement said.

He assured of government’s support to make the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project a success.

Wike said the Train 7 Project was critical to the economy of the country and the state.

He said God blessed Rivers state with such natural resources and the people must also benefit from the abundant gas on their land.

He said: “I agree that Train 7 will create 12,000 jobs, but we do not want only 200 slots given to Rivers State. I want not less than 50 percent employment opportunities given to the state. The remaining slots can be shared among other Nigerians.

“We also do not want menial jobs for Rivers people . We have very competent people who can be engaged in executive positions. We are born to be leaders.

“It is our project now so you have to give our people employment and contracts. Local content should also reflect the interest of the host communities.