Insecurity: “Bayelsa Safest in Nigerian”, Governor Diri Tells Foreign Investors in US
- Governor Douye Diri has called on Nigerians in the United States to come and invest in Nigeria most especially in Bayelsa state
- He described Bayelsa as the safest place in Nigeria as well as the best place with numerous investment opportunities
- The Bayelsa governor while reacting to the incessant security challenge in the country said stories on insecurity can sometimes be overstated
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U.S, New York - The governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri has called on Nigerian nationals in the United States to continue to offer their support to their homeland despite the horrendous insecurity threats in the country, Premium Times reported.
Governor Diri made this appeal on Wednesday, June 29 during a dinner organized in his honour by the Nigerian consulate in New York.
While speaking at the dinner, Diri noted that though the insecurity challenges in Nigeria are true but sometimes can be overstated.
He appealed to Nigerians in the U.S not to neglect the country, stating that a collaborative effort of Nigerians at home and abroad can strengthen the development of the country.
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Governor Diri in his remark described Bayelsa as a safe haven, a peaceful state blessed with oil and gas as he urged investors not to hesitate in coming to Bayelsa to invest.
“As you know, Bayelsa has been known as a state of oil and gas; as the world is moving to cleaner energy, the state is also positioned for diversity because it has more gas than oil.
“We have abundant gas resources. In fact, we have more gas reserves than crude oil. So, investment opportunities abound in the state.”
We're now into agriculture - Gov. Diri
He further revealed that aside from oil and gas, Bayelsa also possesses agricultural potential, especially in the aspect of rice farming.
Governor Diri said mobilization is ongoing to get people to farm and invest in all aspects of farming as a means of diversifying the Bayelsa state economy.
Also speaking at the dinner, the the consul-general of Nigeria in New York, Lot Egopija reiterated the comments of the governor stating that Bayelsa state is blessed with economic potentials situatable for any investor to invest.
He however, urged the governor to use his time to explore business and investment opportunities available to the state government.
Bayelsa state, Zipline announce major partnership to enhance healthcare delivery
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa state government has struck a partnership deal with a medical logistics to help improve healthcare.
This will also help to improve inventory management for medical supplies across the state.
Residents in the south-south state can also make on-demand, life-saving deliveries of medical supplies.