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BAYELSA GOVT TO COLLABORATE WITH ISRAELI AGRO FIRM, AS GOV DICKSON VISITS MORE PROJECT SITES

15 Sep

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15/09/2013
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson disclosed at the weekend that his administration would collaborate with an Israeli agro firm to construct one of its proposed massive fish farms in Boro town, Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state, as he continued an on-the spot assessment of some of the projects sites in the State
This, according to him is aimed at boosting fish production in the State for local consumption and export.
The Governor has therefore, called for the cooperation of the Chiefs and people of the community, especially in the provision of land for the immediate commencement of the project.
Accompanied by top government functionaries, the Governor Dickson expressed satisfaction with the pace of work in some of the sites visited, stating that some of the projects will be completed on or before the deadline.
The projects sites visited include; Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Teachers Training Institute at Bolou Orua, Isaac Boro immortalization project and a 2,500 capacity spectators’ pavilion in Kaiama and the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Kololuma Opokuma local government.
Others are; Isaac Boro family House, the Memorial Institute and Low cost Housing Estate situated within the Boro town.
Describing the completed administrative and hostels blocks of the new NYSC permanent orientation camp as standard, the Governor observed that the project when completed would rank among the best in the Country.
According to him, the facility will not be underutilized at any point in time, as it could also be used for other prigrammes such as youth leadership training.
Conducting the Governor round the camp, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo explained that the six hostel blocks which are nearing completion will accommodate a thousand corps members.
Governor Dickson, who ordered the inclusion of a sick-bay as an additional structure at the camp, also directed the commissioner to extend the main access road to the parad ground.
At the Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro College of Education, Sagbama Town, Hon. Dickson inspected the access road, administrative block, ICT library and one block of 24 classrooms that have been completed.
The State Commissioner for Education, Chief Salo Adikumo, the Provost of the College, Professor Saviour Agoro and the Registrar, Dr. Guagha Berezi conducted the Governor round over 24 ongoing projects including hostels, offices and Science laboratories which are at various levels of completion.
Responding to some requests of the college, the Governor promised that Government would survey and acquire more land for the construction of other critical infrastructure.
Governor Dickson however, urged the contractors to redouble their efforts and ensure the completion of the projects for commissioning on or before February, next year.
Other projects the Governor inspected include the referral general hospital Sagbama, site for the construction of the Abadiere Childrens’ Home, Tungbo and internal roads at Toru Orua.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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