In furtherance of the genuine resolve of the Hon. Seriake Dickson’s administration to fully reap from the business potentials of the State’s peculiar environment through the diversification of the economy to improve on its revenue base, the Bayelsa Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) is organising an expanded board strategy retreat to stimulate development and transform the state to one of the top 5 economies in Africa by 2020.
The BDIC was established last year by the state Government to attract core investors and partner with international agencies to ensure the provision of critical infrastructure and promote economic growth.
The retreat is scheduled to hold between Thursday, 25th and Saturday, 27th of April, 2013 at the Glory Land Castle, Government House, Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson is expected to deliver a keynote address at the occasion, which will also have the State Deputy Governor Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Secretary to State Government, Prof. Edmund Allison-Oguru in attendance.
A statement by the Deputy Managing Director of BDIC, Mr Tamunoye Alazigha, who is also the Chief Economic Adviser to the State Governor, disclosed that Registration will take place on Thursday, with a Board Meeting and cocktail later the same day.
Also expected to attend the expanded board strategy retreat are the following:
BDIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
His Excellency, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson
Ambassador ( Professor Lawrence) B. Ekpebu
Hon. Commissioner for Finance Chief Duate Iyabi
Hon. Commissioner for Trade and Investment Chief Ayakeme Masa