By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA—Bayelsa State Executive Council, SEC, Thursday, announced plans to launch the new ultra modern Yenagoa city, saying it would expand the state capital.
This was one of the decisions reached during the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Seriake Dickson in Yenagoa.
Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara, who spoke to newsmen after the meeting, said the new city would be launched next month by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
He listed some of the features of the new city to include heliport, castle hotel, golf course and first Government Reserved Area, GRA.
Okara said the new city could be compared to world class cities in developed countries.
On his part, Commissioner for Ijaw National Affairs, Austin Dressman, said the council also agreed to host an annual Ijaw National Cultural Festival beginning from this year.
He explained that the move was to further promote and showcase to the rest of the world, the rich culture of the Ijaw people.