More investors have indicated interest in agriculture, tourism and oil and gas sectors of Bayelsa State economy, indicating that the investment drive of the state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has continued to yield positive results.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Francis Ottah Agbo, said that the renewed interest is the outcome of Dickson’s presentation at the 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum currently going on in Abidjan, the Cote D’ Voire capital.
In the presentation Dickson, who described Bayelsa State as world’s best kept investment secret, called on African entrepreneurs to take advantage of the investment-friendly atmosphere created by his government to do business in the state, largely regarded as the epicentre of the Niger Delta region.
He said his participation at the Africa CEO Forum was meant to unveil those investment secrets by promoting the investment opportunities in Bayelsa to the world.
He stated that the state is safe, peaceful and ready to do business with the rest of the world, more than ever before.
Speaking on the topic: “Gas, A $2000BN Opportunity,” the governor said, “Bayelsa State is synonymous with gas because there is gas everywhere and as you all know, the history of oil and gas started in my state.”
While stressing that the investment potentials of the state are yet to be fully tapped, he listed tourism, agriculture, gas, deep sea port, Eco-Industrial Park as top areas where his government want to partner with investors.