She said that the agency had deployed social media platforms and produced Bayelsa Investment booklets on investment potential in the state, among other achievements.
The director-general said that the agency had participated actively in several investment fora, leading to the visit of foreign trade delegations to Bayelsa.
She expressed gratitude to God that within one year in office, she had succeeded in laying the foundation for the administration’s drive to make Bayelsa the preferred investment destination.
“Many other foreign firms have signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government…”
She said that investors from Pakistan and Israel had visited the state to assess the investment climate.
She said that when she assumed office on Aug. 6, last year, she met a comatose agency with no office accommodation or staff.
She listed other achievements to include the provision of reliable internet connection, laptops and phone lines to staff to ensure maximum productivity in the agency.
Ms. Murray-Bruce said that a UK-based oil company, Heritage Oil Company, had visited the state to develop its hydrocarbon resources.
“Many other foreign firms have signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government to commence operations in the state,’’ she said.
She said that another foreign company, DST Petroleum Ltd., was also in the state to explore the possibility of establishing a fertiliser plant in Brass Local Government Area.
Ms. Murray-Bruce said that under her leadership, the agency had developed and launched its website: www.bipa.gov.ng, to create a platform for interaction with the international business community.
The Director-General, Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Freda Murray-Bruce, has reiterated her commitment to positioning the state as the preferred investment destination in Nigeria.
Ms. Murray-Bruce, who said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, said the agency had taken steps to transform Bayelsa into a private sector-led business hub in Africa.
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