29 October 2013.
Bayelsa State Government has disclosed plans to organise an investment summit in the state, aimed at show-casing the investment potentials that abound in the state to international investors.
The state has equally expressed interest in packaging a Diaspora Forum to enable Bayelsans in Diaspora as well as intercontinental investors to converge in Yenagoa to rub minds on the state’s and economic and investment potentials.
The Director General of the Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Ms Freda Murray-Bruce stated this while addressing newsmen in her office in Yenagoa.
Ms. Murray-Bruce said that the state would organise a sensitization road show to acquaint Bayelsans of these programmes and equally key into the investment plans of the present administration.
She however enumerated BIPA’s strategies at ensuring the actualization of the summit as well as the Diaspora Forum and every other state investment plan.
The BIPA boss said that the state, through the Agency is already working hard to provide the enabling investment-friendly environment as well as promoting Bayelsa State as the preferred destination for investors in Nigeria.
She explained that the Agency, since inception, has continued to help interested investors with pre-investment, investment and post- investment decisions by availing them of the required information about the state and aiding them with the paper work.
Ms Murray–Bruce said the Summit and Diaspora Forum would serve as avenues to showcase the state’s investment potentials in tourism, communication, infrastructure, mineral, manufacturing as well as the real and service sectors.
She added that the programmes would not only dispel negative rumours about Bayelsa State but also provide opportunity for indigenous investors to interact with their foreign counterparts.
She therefore called on Bayelsans to embrace this wind of change and cue into the present administration’s restoration agenda as it relates to attracting investors into the state and making it the international investment hub.
29 October 2013.