Bayelsa Gov Visits Dangote Refinery

Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, on Sunday, visited the Dangote Refinery, Dangote Petrochemical Plant and the Dangote Port in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

The governor and his entourage were received by President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko. Dangote, and the Vice President, Oil and Gas of Dangote Industries Limited, Mr. Edwin Devakumar.

During the visit, which lasted more than four hours, the team was taken round the expansive industrial complex housing the refinery, the fertiliser and urea production plant, various loading bays, the port and the production control rooms among other facilities.

Governor Diri’s visit was a follow-up to an earlier meeting with Dangote in Nassau, The Bahamas, during the AFREXIM Bank annual meeting in June.

According to his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the state government is forging a strategic partnership with the Dangote Industries in its bid to drive economic growth and development of the state.

The governor’s entourage included Amb. Godknows Igali, former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, and the Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter Akpe.

Others were the Commissioner for Trade, Industries and Investment, Dr. Ebieri Jones, Commissioner for Finance, Maxwell Ebibai, Commissioner for Blue Economy, Dr. Faith Zibs-Godwin, and the Commissioner for Youth, Alfred Kemepado.

Also on the delegation were the Director-General, Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Patience Abah and the Special Adviser on Investment, Onari Harry, among other government officials.

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