Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson on Monday assured the people of Brass local Government Area of his administration’s readiness to partner with the Federal Government and other investors to ensure the actualization of the Brass liquefied Natural Gas (BLNG) project.
Describing the project as very key to the economic development plans of the restoration agenda, Hon Dickson said the State Government was interfacing seriously with other critical stakeholders to ensure the commencement of the Brass Fertilizer project.
Governor Dickson who spoke when he paid a courtesy call on the Amayanabo of Twon-Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff as part of activities of his thank you tour to Brass Local Government Area, underscored the importance of the projects, noting that their successful take-off would go a long way in boosting the State’s economy.
He commended the people of Brass for their support during and after his election as Governor, stressing that the people’s peaceful disposition has enabled Government to embark on some impactful projects such as general hospital and a world-class model secondary school in the area.
According to the Governor, the present administration has awarded contracts for the construction of a modern landing jetty and water reticulation projects among others in the area.
Earlier,in a welcome address, the Amayanabo of Twon-Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff expressed delight over the visit and lauded the Governor for his development strides in the area and other parts of the State.
Delivering the address on behalf of the Amayanabo, the Amadabo of Ada-ama Community, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff particularly highlighted the Governor’s achievements in the areas of security, appointment of Brass indigenes into positions of trust and infrastructural development.
It reads in part, ‘Though His Excellency’s visit is a thank you visit, it has to be stressed that you rather deserve our gratitude for your outstanding performance so far in the development of our kingdom. Your activities in the kingdom are visible for appreciation.
‘The peace and security prevailing in our community is easily traceable to you. This is very reassuring in that we have a leadership in the State that is truly committed to the aspirations and yearnings of the people’,
King Diete-Spiff used the opportunity to solicit Government’s assistance in the construction of the Yenagoa-Brass Road and the reinstatement of Brass as the headquarters of the Central Naval Command.
Highpoint of the visit was the conferment of a chieftaincy title of Twon Ibe Tolomobor, meaning the Restorer of the glory of Twon Kingdon on Governor Dickson by the Twon-Brass Council of Chiefs.