Young people in the Niger Delta are invited to explore opportunities in the maritime industry

Sele-epri Matthew, (in white T-shirt) the founder and CEO of McMatthy Nigeria limited
Management, staff and guests at the end of the year party

Okafor Ofiebor / Port Harcourt

Young people in the Niger Delta were challenged to explore the potential for investing in the region’s own maritime sector for job and wealth creation rather than looking for white collar jobs or venturing out. in the vices.

Ebipatei Apaingolo, former environmental commissioner of Bayelsa State, gave her advice speaking as the chairman of the occasion at a year-end meeting hosted by the management of McMatthy Nigeria Limited for his staff, friends and family.

McMatthy Nigeria Limited, an indigenous company specializing in construction, engineering, environmental services,
Community and stakeholder engagement, maritime and logistics services, safety and security.

The event which took place at the company headquarters along NIT Road in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, attracted different personalities from all walks of life.

Mr Apaingolo also advised young people and guests at the ceremony to emulate the resilient spirit of Sele-epri Matthew, founder and CEO of McMatthy, who through his persistence built a weak company with global recognition. .

His words: “Sometimes some people will say this guy, Sele-epri is very lucky because God blessed him but there is no such thing as luck in this life but what people call luck, it is preparations for meeting of opportunity. He prepared a long time ago and today he reaps hard work, focus and resilience and of course he has been a true servant of Almighty God.

He advised that in anything one does he should always make sure to introduce the God factor and that is what he and his business are reaping today. People should learn from Sele-epri through his resilient leadership and enthusiasm for development, because achieving success is not easy.

Earlier in her remarks, Etele Omietimi, Managing Director of McMatthy, said the opportunity was designed to create a strong unity and bond between the staff members and also to show the caring of the company to the world at large. .

He explained that the company that started out as a family and has grown on a global stage, bidding and performing work for multinationals and state governments across the country.

According to Omietimi “God has been great with us. We got off the toxic path because we started small as a business with families of 2-3 people coming together, but as we speak today we are proud to say that we are internationally known for being a consultant for Chevron Nigeria Limited, Agip in Environmental Services, First E and P in Shipping and Logistics Services.

“We are proud to say that we have Cecon Construction Norway as an international partner. McMatthy has partnered with Cecon Construction Norway for the connection of the FPSO Abigail Joseph to the Anyala / Madu OML83 / 85 oil field. McMatthy provided all support vessels used in the bridging activity. It’s a rare feat for an Indigenous business. ”

He said the modest achievements of the company are due to the mindset and commitment of management and staff.

“As an indigenous company but with a global benchmark, and in the years to come, the company will be known around the world in the areas of construction, environmental services, community engagement and service. shipping and logistics.

McMatthy Limited CEO Sele-epri Matthew, who is also the President of the Keffes Rural Development Foundation, thanked everyone who took the time to celebrate and rejoice with him and the staff members wishing them a Happy New Year. exceptional and prosperous.

The dignitaries who graced the ceremony are Chief Abel Ebifemowei, former Transport Officer, (TO) alias Osuwo, Honorable Michael Amaegberi JP (PhD), Executive Secretary of the Higher Education Student Loan Council of the Bayelsa State / Member State Economic Team, Honorable Preye Oseke, Representative Member, South Ijaw Federal Constituency, Hon Basil Kenbo, Governor’s Technical Advisor on Federal Projects, Ebipatei Apaingolo, Director of Assessment Bayelsa State Higher Education Students Loan Board, Owoupele Jeremiah, Government Technical Advisor, Strategic Information and Communication, Pastor Reuben Wilson, the (CEO) ReuWels Oil and Gas and HRH Chief Sunday Leghemo, Deputy Highness of the Community of Tamazo.

Others include; Mr. and Mrs. Adeh, Deaconess Harmony Teimo, Deacon Charles Obi, Tife Owolabi and his wife, Victor Binawari, Deacon Kenneth Zifawei, Kofiblack and his group and a host of others.