Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
ASABA/Nigeria: In line with the Stronger Delta Agenda, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Lawrence Ejiofor, has reiterated government’s commitment to create more employment opportunities.
He made this reiteration at the finalization of the N5.6 billion contract agreement for the film village and leisure park, Ugbolu, between the state government and its private partner NJZC International Construction Nig. Ltd/Sinoma International Engineering Co., Ltd.
The Commissioner clarified the Public Private Partnership stating that the project belongs to the Government as the Government has met its initial obligation of providing a land space and 30% capital. He said that the remaining 70% would be paid over the next three years with a very reasonable 12% interest to the private partners.
Still speaking, the Commissioner said the signing of the agreement was just a formality as the site has already been prepared for work to commence with immediate effect.
Engr. Ejiofor expressed enthusiasm at the prospects of the film village and Leisure park stating that the project would have a ripple effect on the general development of the State. He stressed that aside from its Tourism value, it would create an enabling environment for the movie industry to thrive in Delta State, as the cost of production would be reduced, and employment created for indigenes of the State.
The Director and Managing Director NJZC West Africa, Madam Julie Lee, expressed her delight at the partnership and promised to deliver a quality Job within the stipulated time.