Dickson to deliver address on oil and gas in US

GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has been invited to deliver a keynote address on entitled; “Enhancing Investments under a Secured Environment in Bayelsa State at the Oil and Trade Conference in the United States of America.

The Governor was selected to deliver the address basically because Bayelsa is the epicenter of oil and gas activities in the Niger Delta region.

A Government House statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson said Governor Dickson who is on a working visit to the United States, will attend the Sub-sea Nations and Africa Oil and Gas Conference, which is a major sideline conference of the Oil and Gas Trade Conference, (OTC), in Houston, Texas.

The statement reads “Bayelsa the Destination of Choice for Gas Based Businesses”.

The document states that the lecture would also educate the globe on the sensitive nature when it comes to oil and gas politics, and the need for a fair ground for all players in the sector devoid of misgiving that has often breed conflicts and distrust.

According to the statement, the Governor will also hold talks with a number of universities to further advance his administration’s stance on tertiary education as well as interact with notable Professors as a part of moves to engage a reputable Vice Chancellor for the University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

He, however, posited that that the outlook of the university was designed to interface with foreign institutions, as well as admit foreign students across the globe, therefore government is irrevocably committed to ensure high quality standard of staff, both academic and non-academic; and a reputable vice chancellor that would possess the technical know-how and managerial skills to pilot the affairs of the university.

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