Palm Oil cultivation and processing firm, Okomu Oil has revealed plans to create 4000 jobs in its new plantation.

The Federal Government recently approved its certificate of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate of the firm’s new plantation otherwise known as Extension 2 in Ovia North East local government where it is targeting over 4000 jobs.

The Company’s Communication Officer, Mr. Fidelis Olise who displayed the EIA certificate before journalists, said the approval allowed the company commenced operation in the new plantation.

Oliseh explained that the EIA approval contained certain requirements that the Company was mandated to perform in order to retain their EIA certificate and for the company to begin operation in the new plantation.

Among the criteria for the EIA approval according to Fidelis were compliance with the principles and criteria of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Project, sustenance of an Integrated Management System and Impact Mitigation Monitoring (IMM) system and consultation/interaction with the communities.

Fidelis said the company was complying by implementing all of the prescribed requirements of its EIA certificate.

He said the commencement of operation in the new plantation would help the State government realize its promised 200,000 jobs.