Gov Dickson resumes duty after working visit to the US …says it was most rewarding, as investors show interest

Create: 05/16/2017 - 11:28

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has returned to the State, after his working visit to the United States.

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has returned to the State, after his working visit to the United States.

While in the United States, Governor Dickson attended the Sub-sea Nations and Africa Oil and Gas Conference, which was a major sideline conference of the Oil and Gas Trade Conference, (OTC), in Houston, Texas.

At the conference, the Governor also delivered a keynote address entitled; "Enhancing Investments, under a Secured Environment in Bayelsa State. Bayelsa the Destination of Choice for Gas Based Businesses".

A Government statement has described the Governor’s participation in the Oil and Gas Conference, as most rewarding, as the event afforded the Bayelsa State Chief Executive an opportunity to highlight the investment potentials and the general state of affairs, including the existing peace and security as well as the massive gas deposits across the State.

It disclosed that, Governor Dickson also held talks with some major international players in the oil and gas, agriculture and maritime industries, most of whom have expressed interests in coming to invest in the state, based on the impressive presentations of the Governor.

According to the statement, the Governor was also a guest of the prestigious Lincoln University, where the management expressed delight over the brilliant performance of the 21 Bayelsa students, one of whom emerged as the best overall graduating student, adding that, he also used the occasion to canvass support and international partnerships for the newly established University of Africa, Toru Orua in the State.

The Governor, who commended the people of the state for their understanding and peaceful disposition during his working visit, stated that, his interactions during the visit has created a renewed awareness and interest among investors at the international level.

Governor Dickson went on to thank the people of Biogbolo community for their show of understanding and restraint by not taking the law into their hands over the alleged killing of a young woman, a native of the community.

He described the incident as most unfortunate, noting that, it was purely an act of crime and should not be given any form of ethnic coloration.

Hon. Dickson was, however quick to condemn in its entirety, the unwarranted harassment of the contractors and the disruption of work at the Igbogene/Glory land drive by-pass by youths of Igbogene community, over demands for the payment of compensation for an already existing road.

He called community leaders to prevail on their subjects, especially the youths, to desist from such negative acts forthwith, as they were counter productive to the development agenda of the government.