Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari will complete ongoing federal projects in Bayelsa State.
Sylva, who spoke in a town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, organised by his ministry in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, identified some of the projects as the Brass Fertiliser Plant, the Oil and Gas Industrial Park project at Ogbia, the Oloibiri Museum, the Petrochemical Plant in Polaku among others.
A statement by his aide, Julius Bokoru, said Sylva described the projects as interventionist, saying they were strategically designed to create jobs in the state.
The former Governor underscored the needs for all to work together to make Bayelsa a peaceful an investment-friendly destination.
The Minister also assured that action would be taken on the Nembe-Brass road and harped on the need for peaceful co-existence among the people of the state.
He said: “Peace attracts investors and investors attract development. The era of lawlessness has passed, this is the 21st century and at this point everyone should be talking about development and growth”.
The statement said the town hall meeting organised in partnership with the Bayelsa State Government attracted all stakeholders from the state.
The statement quoted Governor Douye Diri as commending Buhari for completing the 17-storey secretariat of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, in Yenagoa.
He tasked the Federal Government to prevail on the international oil companies to relocate their head offices to Bayelsa and other states in the region.
Source: The Nation