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Bayelsa Partners Us Firm On Power …As Gov. Dickson Assures On Security Of Investment


Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has assured investors to the state on the safety and security of their investments, even as the state is getting ready to host the world to its first Economic and Investment Forum between the 16th and 18th of July, this year.

Governor Dickson gave the assurance at a meeting with officials of a United States based company, Yeffetmesika Group at the Bayelsa House in Abuja.

Governor Dickson, who was accompanied to the meeting by the Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, restated his administration's commitment to partner and encourage serious minded investors towards fostering economic prosperity as well as expand the base of the state's economy.

Recounting the vast investment opportunities in Bayelsa State to include crude oil and gas, he noted that the state has the highest Gross domestic Product (GDP), in addition to being ranked as one of the safest states in the country, where international events are hosted annually.

“Bayelsa is naturally endowed and we have the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP)in the country and this is in addition to the investments we have made as a government in security of lives and property. We have consistently been rated as the safest state in Nigeria, so you can be rest assured of the safety of your investments and we are even doing more in this direction going forward”

In his remarks, the leader of the US team, Mr. Ron Yeffet, who stated that, they were coming to live and do business in Bayelsa State, also expressed his organisation's willingness to make massive investments in the oil and gas as well as the power sectors of the economy.

He assured Governor Dickson of the company's readiness to deliver on a 100 MW gas power plant  as well as other key infrastructures , including  a housing project in the State.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State