Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation of the United States Congress have commended Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on his development strides. The Caucus particularly pointed to the fact that the developments are being put in place in spite of the difficult and treacherous terrain prevalent in the oil producing state.
Speaking for the group Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, added that the governor’s articulated policies and programmes would take Bayelsa out of the backwaters of underdevelopment.
A statement Saturday signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, said Lee also called on investors to do more especially in African countries, stressing that Africa needs the support of the Western world to develop.
Lee, who is the Texas 18th Congressional District Representative, spoke on Friday, September, 22 at the interactive session with Dickson at the Foundation Convention Centre in Washington DC.
In his response, Governor Dickson called for global support to tackle environmental pollution and the fight against terrorism.
He also urged the international community to heed President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for global collaboration against terrorism.
Dickson, who was also a parliamentarian, said Bayelsa is the safest and most stable state in the Niger Delta Region, declaring that both Bayelsa and Nigeria in its entirety are safe haven for investments.
He said his administration has created a conducive environment for investments to thrive and assured investors of high return on investments (ROI) in the state.