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Senator Diri ask oil firms to relocate headquarters to Bayelsa

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Senator Diri ask oil firms to relocate headquarters to Bayelsa

Senator Diri ask oil firms to relocate headquarters to Bayelsa.

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has appealed to oil companies to move their headquarters to the state, taking advantage of its capital.

The governor, who allayed fears of insecurity, which had become the oil companies’ narrative, vowed that his administration would make assets favorable to the national and state economy round the clock safe.

Yesterday, when he received the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, he made the call. And his board members visit his office in Government House, Yenagoa on a courtesy call.

In a statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, Diri cited the governor as saying that the state was ready to take over the oil and gas industry with the completion of the 17-story NCDMB building and other major ongoing projects by the board.

His words: “Let me reiterate our earlier call for oil companies to return to the Niger Delta and locate their headquarters here, particularly in Bayelsa, please. We are guided by what the NCDMB does and what the state government does and will continue to do. Let me invite you to broaden your Bayelsa offices.

“Please come to Bayelsa to develop your headquarters for those who are yet to have offices. In this way the capital flight problems from where the golden egg is laid should be that. Even the militancy problem, which subsided, will be brought to its minimum.

“As a country, we have emphasized from the beginning that we are ready to function peacefully and in an atmosphere free from rancor with the oil companies and ready to dialog with the oil companies that the militant age is over.”

Speaking earlier, Simbi Wabote commended Diri on his appearance as governor and said the board was willing to partner with his administration in order to achieve common objectives.

Wabote stated that under the leadership of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, the board had embarked on numerous projects, such as the 17-story building known as the Nigerian Content Tower, commissioned by the President on Thursday, including the Bayelsa Nogasp Power Plant, a 25-hectare industrial park, the Oloibiri Oil Museum and Research Centre.

Hossana C. Infozer, you can link up with me via social media platforms @officialinfozer.

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