Ughelli – Mr. Mofe Pirah, Commissioner for Oil and Gas, has stated that the Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil and Gas Facilities led by the state Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, was key among structures that has helped make Delta investor-friendly environment in the State.
Speaking to newsmen recently, Pirah, who called on investors to feel free to come to do business in Delta State, said Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Heritage Oil Limited and other oil companies operating in the state were already leveraging on the peace to increase production.
He stated that other solid minerals in the state like kaolin, lignite, bitumen, silica and among others are expected to attract investors to the state.
Pirah noted that the Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil and Gas Facilities, moved from one oil bearing community to another in 2016 to preach peace, adding that only last month (Jan 2018), the Advocacy Committee organized a conference at Ogulagha town in Burutu Local Government Area on securing oil facilities.
He explained that the conference taught participants and stakeholders on how to protect oil facilities, adding that the outcome of the conference was that investors on ground felt safe with increased production.
The Commissioner revealed that construction of three out of the four envisaged modular refineries in Delta state proposed to be at Kwale, Okpai and Sapele with 10,000 bpd capacity upon getting approval will commence before the end of the year.