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Governors Wike, Dickson agree to deepen cooperation

By Samuel Oyadongha

Rivers State governor, Mr.  Nyesom  Wike and his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson, yesterday, agreed to deepen cooperation between their states to enhance  rapid development.

The two governors met at Government House, Yenagoa.

Governors Dickson and Wike

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah and former acting National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus were present at the meeting.

Addressing journalists after the closed door meeting, Governor Wike said that the two states will work together to enhance development.

He said: “We will work together, we will partner together economically, politically  and otherwise to develop our two states.”

The governor said that the spirit of regional cooperation  will be strengthened, pointing out that new areas of cooperation  will be created amongst the two states.

“This cooperation will be taken further to cover the South-South Governors Forum.  We are working out fresh modalities  for the growth of our states,” he said.

Governor Wike expressed happiness that he visited Bayelsa State to promote inter-state friendship, pointing out that the friendship  will continue to grow.

Also speaking, Governor Dickson said that they agreed to intensify  consultations in the interest of the people of the two states.

He said: “We have agreed to intensify  these consultations in the interest of our people and in the interest of the Niger Delta region.

“We have started the process of consultation and interactions which we intend to move forward and deepen.”


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