Juba, South Sudan — A leading Nigerian petroleum company, Dee Jones has expressed interest to invest in South Sudan's oil and gas industry.
A delegation from the company arrived in the South Sudan capital Juba early this week and held meetings with various key government officials and partners.
Sir, Richard Eze, Dee Jones' Director revealed their intentions in a meeting with South Sudan's minister of Information and Broadcasting Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin last Wednesday. The company as well expressed concern over supporting education in the country as well as the agricultural sector saying this would help to improve the existing economy.
Dr. Benjamin who is also the government's spokesperson welcomed the initiative and called for more companies to invest in the country. Dr. Benjamin citing unemployment besides the country's rich but still undeveloped resources, said presence of investors in the country would provide employment opportunity to the unemployed youth in the country.