Gov. Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday in Yenagoa presented the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to the management team of the proposed Brass Fertilizer Company Limited in Bayelsa State.
The presentation took place just before the kick off of the 83rd State Executive Council Meeting.
The governor while making the presentation, said it was a further demonstration of his administration’s desire to ensure the all important project kicks off within the shortest time.
While commending the management of BFCL for their efforts so far, Dickson announced a two year waiver for all payable fee to enable them fulfill all pending financial commitment and obligation.
The governor used the occasion to again emphasize the investment potentials of Bayelsa State, noting that it is absolutely safe and conducive to do any kind of genuine business.
He said, “Bayelsa is Nigeria’s best investment kept secret. We will continue to support and partner with you to achieve this project. This is one project that will directly benefit our people and that is why we are interested in it”.
Earlier the Executive Vice Chairman of BFCL, Chief Ben Okoye, said so far it has realized about 95 percent of the funds meant to kick start the building of the processing plant and other facilities.
He thanked the governor for the CofO and the cooperation they have enjoyed from his government, adding that they are looking forward with excitement to commence work immediately.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Kemala Okara, said the project will create thousands of jobs both directly and indirectly.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson described the attitude of Gov. Dickson towards changing the face of Bayelsa State through such collaborative efforts as very remarkable.
Also speaking, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Governor, Duate Iyabi, stated that the 4 billion dollars project will attract more investors to the state and will open more vista of opportunities.