The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a 13-man committee to organise the 2013 Oil and Gas, Trade and Investment Forum.
The forum will hold from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, at Onne Free Trade Zone, FTZ in Rivers.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Samuel Ortom, who inaugurated the committee in Abuja, said that government was targeting 60,000 jobs through Onne FTZ.
“We have over 30,000 people working in Onne as a result of the investment in the zone. We are targeting to double the number of job created,” he said.
According to him, government is concerned about attracting investment into the country, particularly in the oil and gas, where the country has a comparative advantage.
“If we attract more investment, it will create multiple opportunities for Nigerians in terms of job and wealth creation.
“As the oil and gas industry continues to play dominant role…

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