Vice President Namadi Sambo has disclosed that, the Gbarain Power Plant in Bayelsa State is to be commissioned soon to improve electricity supply as well as meet the power needs of the people of the State.
Vice President Sambo announced this when he received the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson when he led a high-powered delegation of Government officials, Royal fathers and other stakeholders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Vice President said other projects would also be commissioned in the State, noting that the Ship building yard being promoted by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has been approved, while the Brass LNG was on track.
“I want to inform you that the Brass LNG is on course and the ship building yard which is being promoted by NIMASA has also been approved and soon Bayelsa State will be the first ship building State in this part of Africa and we are also supporting Bayelsa to in the construction of an airport.” he said.
Applauding Governor Dickson for the new projects springing up in the State, Alhaji Sambo pointed out that the Governor has keyed into the transformation agenda of the Federal Government to create wealth among the people, stating that “by 2020, Nigeria would become one of the most developed countries of the world.”
In his remarks, Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson implored Vice President Namadi Sambo to remain focused in the task of building a united, indivisible and stable country founded on the principles of progressive ideals and prosperity.
Describing the presidency as united and one that was free from rancor, the Governor lauded Alhaji Sambo for his commitment to the transformation Government towards delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of the country.
He particularly commended the Vice President for his demonstration of loyalty, support and selfless service in the course of working with President Goodluck Jonathan in the task of moving the country to the next level through the transformation agenda which he noted was already succeeding.
In his words: “this is one presidency that is committed to delivering the dividends of democracy without rancor and division and that is poised to take the country to higher glory.”
While expressing appreciation on behalf of the Government and people of Bayelsa State, Governor Dickson urged the number two citizen of the country not to be deterred by the antics of those who do not mean well for the nation especially as the country approaches another election period.
Also speaking, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, intimated Governor Dickson of the progress made so far on the East West road project, explaining that, the project, which is worth over N350 billion will be delivered by the end of this year as 38 out of the 42 bridges and 867culverts have been completed.
He said by the end of April, earth-filling would be done around the area between Patani in Delta and Kaiama in Bayelsa State, adding that the contractor decided to focus on the critical aspect of the road involving construction of bridges and culverts which were almost completed.
Bayelsa State Government Press Release
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