20 June 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has urged the Federal Government to fast-track the development of the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, and refinery projects.
The charge comes barely two weeks after the House of Representatives resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the implementation of $22 billion project, which, it alleged had been poorly managed.
The House had also set up a special panel to investigate the expenditure and implementation of the project and report back in six weeks for further legislative input.
Dickson, who, according to a statement, spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, said his call was imperative due to the lack of federal projects in the state.
The statement by Mr. Francis Agbo, the governor’s chief press secretary, quoted him as saying that the take-off of Brass LNG would not only give the Ijaw people a sense of belonging but also expand the revenue base of the country.
The governor called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address all bottlenecks militating against the commencement of work on the Brass LNG and refinery projects.