The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson was visited by the German Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Amb. Bernhardt Schlagheck to explore areas of mutual economic benefit especially education and Infrastructure.
The Ambassador in his remark, commended the developmental strides in the state under the leadership of the Restoration governor especially in the educational sector.
He stated that he has been in Nigeria barely a year now and has visited a few Niger Delta states. He decided to visit Bayelsa having heard of the educational achievements of the Governor and to also strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
In his brief remark, the Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson stated the need for collaboration between Bayelsa and Germany.
‘We need German collaboration and support in the area of skilled vocational education. We have already built the schools and only need your collaboration to transform them to world class institutions where our people can learn, become independent and add to the economy’
The governor assured the Ambassador of the security status of the state stressing that it is the safest in the country.
He yet spoke on the need to collaborate in the area of housing as it was his greatest desire to make housing more affordable for the citizenry as well as prepare the region for the anticipated tourism boom.