Gov. Dickson hosts Fashola, seeks FG, State partnership on infrastructural devt  …says 3 senatorial roads are key to industrialisation, economic growth
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Gov. Dickson hosts Fashola, seeks FG, State partnership on infrastructural devt …says 3 senatorial roads are key to industrialisation, economic growth

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called for synergy
between the state government and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works
and Housing on the development of critical infrastructural projects in
the state.

The demand came as the Federal Government resumes construction work on
the Yenegwe-Kolo-Nembe road project.

Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Minister of Power, Works and
Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his team to Government House in
Yenagoa, Governor Dickson lamented the inaccessibility of Brass, Bonny
and Ogulagha Islands, hosting crude oil terminals in the Niger Delta.

Describing Brass Island as strategic to the national economy, Governor
Dickson said, his administration had injected N3 billion to enable the
contractors handling the Ogbia-Nembe road complete the first phase of
the project.

He, therefore, expressed the preparedness of the state government to
partner with the federal government towards the completion of the
second phase of the road project to link Brass Island and enable the
government harness the vast natural resources located in the area.

According to him, the collaboration with the federal government on the
construction of the 3 senatorial roads was essential to link
communities across the state to boost socio-economic activities.

While expressing confidence in Mr. Fashola’s capacity to deliver on
his mandate, Governor Dickson also sought the partnership of the
federal government in the area of housing and power generation,
towards making the state a hub for power generation projects, because
its abundant gas reserves.

The Governor noted that, Bayelsa was endowed with abundant gas
resources which he noted, could be utilised in driving the
industrialization efforts of both the state and federal governments.

He urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to key into
the efforts of the state government, in attracting investors to
develop power projects in the state.

In his remarks, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr.
Babatunde Fashola expressed the federal govenment’s determination to
complete the Yenegwe-Okarki-kolo road project as the constractor has
already been mobilized to site.

The minister noted that, the project which has reached 47% completion
was abandoned due to lack of funds, while the the Kolo-Etegwe-Bayelsa
Palm road project contract had been awarded but construction is yet to
take off.

He also appealed to Governor Dickson and other governors in the Niger
Delta to sensitise their members in the Governors’ Forum as well as
their representatives in the National Assembly to make the budgetary
process flexible for the funding of such projects.

According to Fashola, the infrastructural projects represent the
pathway to economic recovery during this recession, as it will create
employment for the local people and connect them to easily reach other
parts of the country by road.

…says 3 senatorial roads are key to industrialisation, economic growth

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called for synergy
between the state government and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works
and Housing on the development of critical infrastructural projects in
the state.

The demand came as the Federal Government resumes construction work on
the Yenegwe-Kolo-Nembe road project.

Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Minister of Power, Works and
Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his team to Government House in
Yenagoa, Governor Dickson lamented the inaccessibility of Brass, Bonny
and Ogulagha Islands, hosting crude oil terminals in the Niger Delta.

Describing Brass Island as strategic to the national economy, Governor
Dickson said, his administration had injected N3 billion to enable the
contractors handling the Ogbia-Nembe road complete the first phase of
the project.

He, therefore, expressed the preparedness of the state government to
partner with the federal government towards the completion of the
second phase of the road project to link Brass Island and enable the
government harness the vast natural resources located in the area.

According to him, the collaboration with the federal government on the
construction of the 3 senatorial roads was essential to link
communities across the state to boost socio-economic activities.

While expressing confidence in Mr. Fashola’s capacity to deliver on
his mandate, Governor Dickson also sought the partnership of the
federal government in the area of housing and power generation,
towards making the state a hub for power generation projects, because
its abundant gas reserves.

The Governor noted that, Bayelsa was endowed with abundant gas
resources which he noted, could be utilised in driving the
industrialization efforts of both the state and federal governments.

He urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to key into
the efforts of the state government, in attracting investors to
develop power projects in the state.

In his remarks, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr.
Babatunde Fashola expressed the federal govenment’s determination to
complete the Yenegwe-Okarki-kolo road project as the constractor has
already been mobilized to site.

The minister noted that, the project which has reached 47% completion
was abandoned due to lack of funds, while the the Kolo-Etegwe-Bayelsa
Palm road project contract had been awarded but construction is yet to
take off.

He also appealed to Governor Dickson and other governors in the Niger
Delta to sensitise their members in the Governors’ Forum as well as
their representatives in the National Assembly to make the budgetary
process flexible for the funding of such projects.

According to Fashola, the infrastructural projects represent the
pathway to economic recovery during this recession, as it will create
employment for the local people and connect them to easily reach other
parts of the country by road.

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