Petroleum Corporation partners with Bayelsa to build power plant

Titilayo Ipinjolu, Abuja

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Bayelsa State Government are to build a power plant in the state in a bid to resolve electric power challenge.

The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, while receiving the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson at his office in Abuja said the power plant would be built at the state’s proposed industrial Park.

He added that the collaboration would afford the state and the NNPC the opportunity to share technical knowledge that would attract investors to the Niger Delta region.

Earlier, the Governor Seriake Dickson said the visit was to appreciate the laudable efforts of the GMD and his team and to solicit the Corporation’s support for the state’s security, development and the Oil and Gas industry.

Speaking earlier,  Governor Dickson told the GMD that his state would seek an Oil Prospecting License whenever the industry undertakes another bid round.