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We Tapped Investment Opportunities At AFREXIM Bank Bahamas Event – Gov Diri

…… Sues For Peace In Rivers

Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said that his participation at the recent AFREXIM Bank’s Annual Meeting (AAM) in Nassau, The Bahamas, was part of efforts to attract investors to the state.

The four-day event had in attendance national and sub-national governments from across Africa and the Caribbean, political leaders and institutions from both regions as well as corporate organisations.

In a statement on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, said that Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Daniel Alabrah, said that Governor Diri stressed the need for the people of the state to appreciate his administration’s initiatives to attract development partners that would harness the economic potential of the state to create jobs and bring about economic prosperity.

He stated this on Wednesday during the 129th State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.

The governor said he held fruitful meetings at the four-day event and that he has directed his team to follow up on them, noting that his travels out of the country were in the state’s interest.

He said: “We will take our destiny in our hands and look for development partners across the world. We had fruitful meetings and l tasked my team to follow up on all the meetings so that we could have investors.

“Whenever l move out, l do so in the interest of our state. On my last trip, l put Bayelsa on the map of Africa. There were two governors, Bayelsa and Lagos, at the meetings.”

He expressed appreciation to his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and other members of the Executive Council for the smooth running of affairs of the state for the one week he was away.

Senator Diri also called on the people of Rivers State to give peace a chance to put the state on a steady path of development.

Describing Bayelsa and Rivers people as having a common heritage, the governor noted that his administration needed to collaborate with Rivers to promote economic development and reduce poverty in the region.

“We call on all key actors to eschew bitterness and sheathe their swords to give peace a chance. There must be give-and-take so that much-needed development can take place and people will not suffer. We are all praying for peace to be restored in Rivers State.”

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