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.
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.”