Paul Obi in Abuja
Bayelsa State government has launched ‘Invest Bayelsa,’ the state first one-stop-shop investment web Portal, spearheaded by the Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA).
The unveiling took place during the 6th anniversary celebrations of the Gov. Henry Seriake led administration.
According to BIPA Director General, Patience Ranami Abah, “the portal is a gateway for the world to discover the vast business and investment opportunities including oil & gas, power generation, agro-allied businesses, healthcare, aviation, eco-tourism and many others available in the State.”
She explained that “it also enables the world to discover the unique arts and culture of the Ijaw people. In keeping with Restoration Government’s mantra: “Bringing the World to Bayelsa…and taking Bayelsa to the World”, services and information on the portal are available in multiple languages.
“This Portal will continually update and inform users on various government incentives pertaining to investment and socio-economic development, thereby mobilising and promoting economic growth, and creating more jobs across the state.
“For investors looking for investment opportunities in the strategic enumerated areas above, as well as investing in and financing small and medium scale enterprises, the Invest Bayelsa one-stop-shop web portal offers a broad choice of viable projects.
Abah added that â€œthis one of a kind web portal will enable business persons in Bayelsa reach out to potential investors worldwide. Local, regional and international business persons can also register their projects on the Invest Bayelsa Portal, thereby boosting their visibility to a large network of international investors.â€
Dignitaries that attended the unveiling included Senior. Ibrahim Mantu (the chairman of the occasion), National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, HRH Alfred Diete Spiff among others.
The web portal was developed by the Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency in collaboration with Booboo-Technology limited, a key player in software development and IT systems, to actualise its vision of digitalising and promoting the states enormous business potential to the world.