Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has disclosed that his administration’s concentration would be on investment in vital infrastructure that aids economic growth for the people of the state,
He noted that any growth in the state thus far has been hindered by politics.
His words, “We have made major strides. I keep saying that investment in education is the ultimate.
“We have built a lot of schools, from primary to secondary. We have also built two universities— the University of Africa and the Bayelsa Medical University— as well as a state polytechnic and college of education.
“We have done a lot also in the area of healthcare because you must keep the people healthy to enable them to participate in what you are doing.
“We have provided wonderful health facilities and policies. For instance, our health insurance scheme is covering over 150,000 persons. We have a special programme for pregnant women to be able to address the issue of infant and maternal mortality.
“This is what it means to invest in the people. When you do that, you are investing in stability and peace. “We have invested in agriculture, infrastructure and roads. We have dualised many roads in our very difficult terrain. We are not just building for the present, but also for the future. Now people are talking about the airport that we built.
“It is because we want to provide the necessary infrastructure that will drive economic growth that can make people come and invest and do business in Bayelsa. Now we are working on the deep sea port.
“All we are doing is to open up the state so we can bring the world to Bayelsa,” Pele, Zico, Romario, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo befre
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