Dickson Makes Case for Strategic Development of Niger Delta

GOVERNOR Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on the‎ Ministry of Niger Delta, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and other development partners to support his massive investments in Education and Security by supporting the Education and Security Trust Fund in the state.

Dickson made the call on Tuesday, May 10, at the‎ quarterly meeting of the Niger Delta Stakeholders hosted by the Ministry of Niger Delta at the boardroom of the minister in Abuja.

The meeting which is the second ‎in the series had in audience chief executives of International Oil Companies led by Osagie Okunbor, managing director and country chairman of all Shell companies in Nigeria, MD/CEO of the NDDC, special adviser on Niger Delta and chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

The governor harped on the need for synergy among key stakeholders and industry players in order to accelerate development in the region and build the capacity of the teeming youths.

He used the occasion to highlight some of the sectoral milestones achieved by his administration and stressed that Bayelsa State was experiencing peace like never before.

In his remarks, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, commended Dickson as one of the most responsive governors in the region with commitment to govern.

He told the gathering that the Bayelsa governor’s swift intervention in the World Bank water scheme is highly commendable and an example of good leadership that should be emulated.

—  May 30, 2017 @ 16:45 GMT