Cross River Assembly not investigating PZ Wilmar – Speaker




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Cross River Assembly

By George Odok


Calabar – Mr Eteng Jonah-Williams, Speaker, Cross Rivers says house is not investigating PZ Wilmar Company or any its subsidiaries.
Jonah-Williams said this is a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Hope Obeten which was made available newsmen in Calabar Friday.
He said assembly had not received any official complaint host communities against company or any its subsidiaries.
assembly’s attention has been drawn reports claiming that it is investigating PZ Wilmar and its subsidiary, Biase Plantations Limited.
“The assembly has no official correspondence the host communities the said matter. Therefore, such publication is unsubstantiated, misleading and defamatory,” he said.
The speaker said that the assembly’s only visited the company and its host communities as part its oversight functions.
He stated that PZ Wilmar and its subsidiaries, Biase Plantations Limited and Eyop Industries Limited were responsible corporate entities operating in the state.
“They are fully operating within the extant laws of the state in undertaking their businesses as major processor and merchandiser of palm oil.
“The publication portraying the company as being investigated by the assembly is full of fabrication and inaccuracies.
“ The assembly is however constrained respond because of the implications of this publication its integrity,” he said.
Jonah-Williams said the current administration was committed to stimulating the state’s through industrialization and development of .

(NAN)