Delta state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has assured Saudi Energy Company, Xenel Group that President Goodluck Jonathan is committed to the development of the Koko Free zone in furtherance of the federal government gas revolution agenda.
Governor Uduaghan who was hosted to a private reception by Sheikh Khaled Alireza, CEO Xenel Group in Saudi Arabia, requested the company which is interested in establishing a petro-chemical plant in the Koko Free trade zone, the largest in Africa to partner with the state government in developing the capacity of Deltans and Nigerians at large in preparation for employment opportunities in the plant.
Sheikh Khaled Alireza of Xenel assured Governor Uduaghan and his team of the desire of the company to establish a 1.3MTA of polyethylene and 400,000MTA of polypropylene plant in Koko, Delta State. He requested the federal and state government to ensure that critical steps are taken in fast tracking early activities that would make for smooth entrance of Xenel to the free trade zone.
Governor Uduaghan also visited various Xenel Group organisations such as the Hidada Group (a globally renowned industrial group based in Jeddah), Saudi Cable Company, the Red Sea Gateway Terminal and National Petrochemicals Industry Company (NATPET). Governor Uduaghan was also hosted to an official visit by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.