DIEZANI, ALAIBE, DAUKORU MAKE BDIC ADVISORY COUNCIL; INAUGURATION SET FOR THURSDAY


GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
12/02/2013

In fulfilment of Governor Dickson’s vision of diversifying the state’s economy beyond oil and gas, coupled with its drive to stimulate private sector participation and the need to attract capital, both local and foreign, a move which clearly informed the administration’s initiative to send a bill to the State House of Assembly establishing the BAYELSA DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION (BDIC), the Bayelsa State Government has after several months of painstaking consultation with major stakeholders and experts, formally constituted the Advisory Council, Board and Management of the as follows:

ADVISORY COUNCIL

1. CHAIRMAN – His Excellency, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson
2. Ambassador Professor Lawrence B. Ekpebu-Vice Chairman
(Chairman Fiduciary Board)-
3. Hon. Commissioner for Finance- Chief Duate Iyabi-Member
4. Hon. Commissioner for Trade and Investment-Chief Ayakeme
Massah- Member
5. King Amalate Johnny Turner – Member
6. HRM King Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru
7. Ambassador (Dr) Godknows Boladei Igali
8. Chief Francis Doukpola
9. Dr. Daru Owei
10. Air Vice Marshall Samuel Atti (rtd)
11. Ambassador Emmanuel Oseimiegha Otiotio
12. Mrs. Diezani Allison-Maduaeke
13. HRM king Alfred Papapriye Diete- Spiff
14. Chief Albert K Horsfall
15. Chief Joshua B Fumudoh
16. Chief Anderson Eseimokumor
17. AVM Larry Koinyan
18. HRH Chief Ebitimi Banigo
19. Professor Turner T. Isoun
20. Mrs Jane Alek
21. Dr (Mrs) Georgina Ngeri-Nwagha
22. Dr Koripamo Agarry

Proposed Additional international Advisory Council Members yet to be confirmed (awaiting consent)
International
1. Mrs. Marie Nthebolan (MD Botswana Development Corporation)
2. MD, International Development Corporation (South Africa)
3. Chairman/MD, 1 Malaysia BERHARD

FIDUCIARY (MANAGEMENT) BOARD
NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD:
1. Amb Professor Lawrence B.Ekpebu – Chairman
2. Chief Ndutimi Alaibe – Member
3. Ben Murray-Bruce – Member
4. Professor Steve Azaiki – “
5. Mr. Tek Koroye – “
6. Dr.Godbless Azibapu Eruani – Member
7. Senator. David kobina Brigidi – “
8. Mr Mark Yuroki – “

EXECUTIVE BOARD

9. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
10. Executive Director, Finance and Administration
11. Executive Director, Hard Assets
12. Executive Director, Strategic and Liquid Assets

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

1. Mr. Tamunoye (Tam) Alazigha – Deputy Managing Director
2. Mrs. Funkazi Koroye-Crooks, General Counsel – Company
Secretary/ Director of International Liaison.

Bayelsa State, the place where oil was first discovered in commercial quantity is taking this initiative at this time to plan and evolve alternative sources to bolster the economy and ensure the steady and rapid development of the State in all ramifications.

The Advisory Council, Board and Management of the BAYELSA DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION (BDIC) are expected to be inaugurated during the special one year anniversary Transparency Briefing on Thursday, 14th of February, 2013.
Time is eleven O’clock in the morning
Venue is the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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