The headquarters of ExxonMobil in Nigeria which is located in Lagos State might soon be moved to the oil-rich Niger Delta Akwa Ibom State.
This was a part of the request of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel at a gala night hosted by the State in honor of the delegation of stakeholders in the Oils and Gas Industry retreat held at Uyo the state capital.
Governor Udom who urged the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva to relocate the headquarters of the Multinational oil Giants, ExxonMobil to its host state.
His administration had recently completed a 21 storey intelligence building and a housing estate which could effectively serve the company and its worker.
In Governor Udom’s word, he said ” I want the Honorable Minister to make just a statement and ExxonMobil will be here. Akwa Ibom is peaceful and safe”
In the Ministers replied “We are ready to support the relocation. But ExxonMobil is a very difficult corporate citizen but the Minister can give them a directive to come here”
“ExxonMobil processes over 15 billion barrel of oil from our shores and that alone should propel them.
They don’t have such excellent production anywhere else in the world” Gov. Emmanuel added.