Yenegoa — Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Thursday, charged Italian oil giant, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to relocate their corporate headquarters from Lagos to Bayelsa State, in order to aide in the development of the state.
Governor Diri gave the charge at the official commissioning of NCDMB Tower and 10MW Gas Fired Power Plant in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
The governor assured NAOC that the state government was willing and ready to partner with them, in terms of security as well as infrastructure, to ensure that the oil firm comfortably relocate and settle in the state.
“Let me plead with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company that it is time to relocate your headquarters to Bayelsa State.
“Most of your investments are domiciled in Bayelsa State. As a government, we are ready to partner with NAOC in infrastructural development and security to bring your headquarters down to Bayelsa State.”
Governor Diri also charged stakeholders in the state, to come together for the development of the state, irrespective of political party affiliations.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the completion of the NCDMB Tower, not minding that the project was not initiated by his administration.
“We must be deliberate to work across party lines, just like we are doing here today. The development of Bayelsa State should be of paramount to us irrespective of our party divides.
“Most importantly, the Bayelsa State Government is ready to partner with companies to bring their investment and corporate headquarters to Bayelsa State, for the development of the stare and the people of the state.”