We tapped investment opportunities at AFREXIM Bank Bahamas event – Diri 


Governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri, has said that his participation at the recent AFREXIM Bank’s Annual Meeting (AAM) in Nassau, the Bahamas, was part of efforts to attract investors to the state.

The four-day event had in attendance national and sub-national governments from across Africa and the Caribbean.

Also present were political leaders and institutions from both regions as well as corporate organisations.

Governor Diri stated the need for people of the state to appreciate his administration’s initiatives at attracting development partners that would harness the economic potential of the state in order to create jobs and bring about economic prosperity.

He stated this Wednesday during the 129th state executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.

The governor said he held fruitful meetings at the four-day event and that he has directed his team to follow up on the discussions.

He stated that his travels out of the country were in the state’s interest.

He said: “We will take our destiny in our hands and look for development partners across the world. We had fruitful meetings and l tasked my team to follow up on all the meetings so that we can have investors. 

“Whenever I travel out, l do so in the interest of our state. In my last trip, l put Bayelsa on the map of Africa. There were two governors, Bayelsa and Lagos, at the meetings.”