Monarch Urges Multinationals To Rework Community Dev Strategies

The Paramount Ruler of Idama community in Akuku Toru local government area, King Kariboye Karibo, Okio III has called on multinational companies in the Niger Delta to emulate the Belema Oil Company Limited in the development of its host communities.

King Kariboye who marked his one year on the throne and blessed his marriage to his wife, Queen Selema at the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Idama, said Belema oil has brought a lot of projects to the community.

The king, a former staff of the oil company explained that his one year on the throne has marked a new dawn in the history of the community, stressing that the community has enjoyed infrastructural development including constant electricity, employment for the indigenes, security for the community and civil works embarked upon by the company.

The monarch expressed his determination to put the community on the fast lane of development and hoped that the state government will compliment the efforts of the indigenous oil company by extending government projects to the community.

The chairman of Idama, community development, Deacon Odumabo Torukwari told journalists at the palace that the king was a blessing to the community, adding that the CDC will continue to work with elders, women and youth group to sustain the peace of the community.

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