Bayelsa State Governor Dickson visits Mayor Of Houston
– Agrees on collaboration to catalyze the industrialization of Bayelsa State, Nigeria
by Boniface Ihiasota (Publisher – Excel Magazine International)
Governor Dickson of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, paid a courtesy call on the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner on the 4th of May 2018.
In his remarks, Governor Dickson commended Mr. Sylvester for his people oriented leadership and offered condolences on behalf of the people of Bayelsa State to the mayor and the people of Houston for the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The governor further stated that he came with a strong delegation from Bayelsa to attend the 2018 edition of the Oil & Technology Conference (OTC) and raised issues of interest about the Agge deep-sea port in Bayelsa, the oil and gas opportunities in Bayelsa state, the state’s economic diversification drive and the utilization of the abundant gas reserves in the state to catalyze needed industrialization for Bayelsa and Nigeria.
Governor Dickson expressed delight at the success of his visit to Houston and seized the opportunity to solicit another visit for closer interactions with the Houston business community as well as the support of the mayor in enlisting Bayelsa into the World Energy City partnership.
In his response, Sylvester Turner appreciated Governor Dickson and his team for the gesture stating that the city of Houston is the most diverse city in the country and there are over 150,000 Nigerians resident in the city. He promised to provide support for Bayelsa state especially in line with the specific requests made by the governor.
In closing, the Mayor solicited for Governor Dickson’s support in establishing a Nigerian Consulate office situated in Houston Texas.
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