In line with its reengineering mandate to deepen development, the Bayelsa State Government and the International Finance & Development Corporation (IFDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding for investment in five key infrastructural projects in different parts of the State.
The USA-based IFDC is expected to mobilize funds and resources to invest and finance a 10 MTPA capacity LNG project, 35,000 – 45,000 barrels per day capacity GTL project, 500 MW Gas to Power plant and Deep Sea Port and Port city development projects in the State.
The president and chief executive officer of IFDC, Mr. Kazi H. Ahmed, mandated Mr. Michael Hartman, from Germany as representative of IFDC to tidy up the investment plan and sign the agreement with the Bayelsa State Government.
Mr. Hartman who is the chairman of Lupine, accompanied by Mr. Michael C. Keeling, the Legal Advisor to IFDC and owner of Keeling Law Offices in the USA and managing director of Viv Limited, Viv Tonwe Pela an intermediary between the Investors and the Bayelsa State Government, based in the Niger Delta were all part of the deal that will create huge investment and jobs opportunities in the State.
On the part of Bayelsa State government, the commissioner for mineral resources, Dr. Ebieri Jones and the attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Mr. Biriyai Dambo, SAN, signed the MoU with the deputy chief of staff, Dr. Peter Akpe, standing as witness.
The MoU is said to have been facilitated by Mr. Enieye TugbaWilson, a US-based Bayelsa-born facilitator, who led the team of investors.