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Energy sector welcomes new Calabar conference centre

02 April 2014, 07:40

Abuja - The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has lauded Cross River State government for initiating a world-class conference facility which the union said would serve as an iconic venue in the sub-Sahara Africa.

Frank Esanubi, leader of the delegation and Chairman of PENGASSAN, Chevron Nigeria Ltd Branch, made the commendation during an inspection tour of some of the legacy projects embarked by the State Governor, Liyel Imoke.

“The project is a novel idea and one project that I will advise government to ensure its completion before the expiration of this administration because it will add value to their tourism drive. I commend Governor Liyel Imoke for what is currently developing, I learnt the conference facility has 5 000 seating capacity, and currently so many organizations which have large members will always prefer Abuja for their events because there is an International Conference Centre there, but with this facility now, coupled with peace and serenity of Calabar, I am sure the traffic will gradually move to Calabar,” he said.

Esanubi said Calabar was the best choice place of having meetings or conferences in Nigeria.  

“While planning for this conference, we agreed that our choice of a venue must be a place where the people are receptive, a place that we can feel at home, safe and it was the unanimous decision of the executive to settle for Calabar. So, for any institution or organization, Calabar is the best choice whenever you think of having meetings or conferences in Nigeria.”

He said Cross River State had been blessed with good leadership compared to other states in the federation since the return to democracy.

“It is something that is worthy of emulation and commendable too,” concluded Esanubi.

– CAJ News

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