Sunday, 4 August 2013
STRATEGIES OF THE BDIC PROJECT
The ways of the Ijaw man the natural fisherman is always watching the tide to go fishing in his boat. Nothing stops the Ijaw man whenever he takes the decision to go out for fishing; the rain and the storm don't stop him, but he goes out bravely, befriending the mountainous waves into the ocean to meet with the wales the sharks and the rest to feed the world.
The courage of Dickson for kick starting this project has made him a great man of vision who wants to hand down a memorable legacy to the present and future generations. The BDIC project began with the constitution of members of the Corporation with the well experienced and highly respectable national and international personalities like the first African graduate of Harvard University, Prof. Lawrence [Ambassador] Ekpebu as the Vice Chairman and others like the former Oil Minister and Amanyanabo of Nembe, HRM, King Edmund Daukoru and other egg heads of Bayelsa as members. A jaw breaking amount of N10billion was doled out as take -off funds to move into the ocean of the investment world that required befitting offices in strategic areas in the world like London and South/Africa.
Those offices opened as can be seen have began the processes of wooing investors to the state. It is a welcome development to hear that some nine companies have taken the bold step to invest in the state and had entered into agreements with the state government in that regard, they include:- Lagray Investment, DSVV Petroleum Limited,Octopol Energy Ltd, Goshen Treasures Ltd, Hable Tech. Nig Ltd, Ugboduma Engr,Alyn Global Services Limited, Clino Tech. and Turkey & Management.
This is a great achievement that is a step in the right direction..