By Dennis Agbo
The leaders and members of Ogui-Nike communities, including the urban residents in Enugu North local government area of Enugu state, have agreed to support the construction of a new filling station along Obiagu Road, Enugu.
The community made the approval during an acceptance ceremony performed at the site of the proposed filling station along Obiagu road, by cabinet bus stop, Ogui Township, Enugu, on Thursday,
Speaking during the ceremony, Prime Minister of Ogui-Nike community, Chief Monday Ayogu said that the investment was a good thing for the community, the Ogui residents and the state. He pleaded for the support of everyone in the construction of the filling station and prayed for the investor’s completion of the project.
One of the Ogui-Nike cabinet members, Chief Ejike Nwankwo Anih said that the Ogui-Nike community was in good rapport with the government of Enugu state, hence their consensus that the investment should be cited in the community.
“The developer has assured us that he will give 60 per cent of the employment opportunity to our community and that he will also give 10 per cent of the workforce to the community residents and that is why we are pleading with the state government to please allow the investment so that our youths can gain employment and that is why we are pleading with the state government to approve the investment,” Nwankwo Ani said.
A woman leader in Ogui Township, Lady Vera Okeke said: “We are so happy that this project was conceived to alleviate our plight of going far places to buy fuel, Gas and Kerosene. It’s a creative project. We’ve been suffering, going about, transporting to look for these products but after this construction, it will become closer to us and I am sure the station will be protected against hazards and I am also sure that the investor has met all the required conditions for the construction of the filling station,” Okeke said.
Responding, Chairman of Chritin Petroleum limited, Ogbuefi Christian Obi said that the company will ensure that the filling station meets international best practices.
“We are promising you that the station will be the best of its kind in Enugu. We will ensure compliance to all standards and employment of the Ogui residents,” Obi said.