The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it will consolidateon the long standing partnership with the Rivers State Government towards accelerating the growth of the 160. million capacity Syringe Manufacturing Company in Port Harcourt.
Managing Director of the Commission; Dr Christian Oboh, gave the indication when he visited the factory in company of the Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker.
"NDDC is proud to be 'associated with you; we'are going to make more contributions to ensure that the factory grows". The Managing Director said.
Dr. Oboh who was elated by what he saw in the factory said "with what I have seen,I think I have more hope now in Nigerian projects, if Nigerians can do these here, it means it could be extended to other places".
Briefing the Managing Director, Rivers State Commissioner for health, Dr. Sampson Parker disclosed that plans are on; to expand the factory to a One billion syringe' production capacity to enable it weather demands from lnternational Markets.
According to Dr. Parker the expansion will also create job opportunities for over 2,000 workers as against the 150 presently in its employment.
"The multiplier effect is enormous, it is a good thing to invest in the project and it is a good thing to be part of it. we therefore implore the Federal Government, NDDC, and private sector to put in their best interest in the factory".