Agency drums support for Jonathan, Dickson re-election in Bayelsa




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YENAGOA – The Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA) has urged the electorate to re-elect President and Gov. Seriake Dickson on merit because of their laudable economic policies.

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The agency’ Director-General, Mr Freda Bruce-Bennet, made the appeal in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Thursday.

Bruce-Bennet said that the gains of the government investment across several sectors were yielding visible .[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

 

She said that Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)  led Federal Government was working in harmony with Bayelsa government to enhance the economic status of the state.

 

The director-general said that the transformation in the public transport sector, especially the return of railway services had reduced the cost of haulage of goods and services to the benefit of the economy.

 

According to her, the remodeling of airports across the country have positively impacted the tourism drive and repositioned the country for influx of foreign investors.

 

At the state level, she said that Dickson’s administration was confronted with an educationally disadvantaged state when he assumed office in 2012.

She said that the administration took steps to reverse the trend by declaring a state of emergency in education.

Bruce-Bennet said as part of the state of emergency in the sector, the state government declared free and compulsory education in all public primary and secondary schools.

She said that the PDP government in Bayelsa had awarded 130 doctorate 260 Masters and 142 undergraduate and other scholarships and therefore deserves to continue in office.

 

According to her, Dickson should be re-elected due to his transparency policies that had ensured that the income and expenditure of government resources were made public on a monthly basis.

She said the agency had attracted 10 foreign investors in Bayelsa within the past two years, and urged the electorate to for PDP in the forthcoming elections. (NAN)