CHIEF PATRICK CHIDOLUE, CHAIRMAN CHELSEA GROUP LEADS GROUP TO SIGN MOU WITH ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT ON MECHANISED COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE DEMONSTRATING THAT PRIVATE INVESTORS HAVE A PIVOTAL ROLE IN NATIONAL ECONOMY.
The memorandum of understanding which was signed for the development of large scale mechanised agriculture project worth 68 billion naira in Anyemelum local government area of Anamabra state had the executive Governor of Anambra state on the occasion express his delight that the project will contribute to his transformation program and create jobs for residents of the state. Chief Patrick Chidolue, Chairman Chelsea Group Ltd, who spoke of his desire to partner with the Anambra state government in creating jobs and enhancing export of food items from Anambra cited the prevailing peaceable security in the state as an incentive to investors to invest in the state. Chief Patrick Chidolue promised the willingness of Chelsea Group to complete the project in record time. Governor Willie Obiano stressed that the project will not only help to check the challenge of food security but also provide jobs for the teeming youths in the state which could be to the tune of employing one thousand youths. The area of concentration for the mechanised agriculture projects includes cultivation of maize, cassava and soya beans.
Chelsea Group is an investment company that has invested in mechanised agriculture in Nigeria and has huge expertise in various subsidiary companies notable amongst which includes Patnasonic Industries Limited – a company that employs over One Thousand and Two Hundred Staff (1,200) with presence in Lagos, Abuja and Anambra States. Patnasonic Industries Limited is involved in real estate development. Its major projects including the development of the old Chelsea Hotel with Seventy Five (75) rooms and various 5-Star facilities, Fifty (50) Flats Housing Estate at Maitama A6 in 1991 currently being occupied by the Federal Ministry of Finance/Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and a 24-Flats Complex currently occupied by the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Wuse 2, Abuja etc.
There is also Chelsea Hotels Limited –with over One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty (1,250) staff strength and gigantic footprints in Lagos and Abuja. Chelsea Hotel is a service provider in hospitality industry. The company intends to create a local international branch and to employ over Fifteen Thousand (15,000) people by 2020. Whereas Chelsea Technologies Limited is the Information Technology (IT) arm of the Group that specializes on biometrics human resources software; Chidol Properties Limited – a company incorporated in 1987, employing over 300 people is a subsidiary company of the group that produces wooden finishing and household furniture. Chelsea University situate in Gwarinpa is expected to resume full academic function in 2018.