By Samuel Oyadongha
Bayelsa State governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, has called on the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, 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 of the state.
Dickson, according to a statement, made the call yesterday, at the quarterly meeting of Niger Delta stakeholders hosted by the Ministry of Niger Delta held in Abuja.
According to the statement, the meeting which is the second in the series had in attendance chief executives of International Oil Companies led by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC’s Managing Director and Country Chairman of all Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, MD/CEO of NDDC, Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The governor stressed the need for synergy between key stakeholders and industry players in other 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, adding that Bayelsa State was experiencing peace like never before.
In his remarks, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Uguru Usani described Dickson as one of the most responsive governors in the region, who is committed to governance.
He told the gathering that the Bayelsa State governor’s swift intervention in the World Bank water scheme was highly commendable and an example of good leadership that should be emulated.