On a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa State Governor the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria Amb. William Stuart Symington accompanied by the Commercial Attache U.S mission to Nigeria Jenifer Woods and political officer of the United States consulate General Maria Davydenko expressed delight at the numerous achievements made by the Governor in all sectors of the state.

The Ambassador who described the Governor’s commitment towards development strides as rare. He also expounded that such commitment is the only means of addressing one of the major issues facing nations of the world today which is the ability of the citizenry to recognise and appreciate opportunities. In appraising the priority given to the security, education and health sectors by Governor Dickson, he stated that “security will protect today and education will secure tomorrow and it is the only way we can connect to the world’.

His Excellency in his remarks reiterated that Bayelsa is safe for Foreign partnership as the state government has mobilised the citizenry of the state to realise the importance of security as a shared responsibility. In the same vein his Excellency expressed the need for more presence of foreign businesses and firms in the state to offer expatriate services noting that there is a lot of room for collaboration.