Bayelsa State Government has presented a cheque worth N2 Billion to Anyiam-Osigwe Group Limited for the completion of a three-star hotel project in the State Capital, Yenagoa.
Contract for the project, which is sited at the Ox-Bow Lake area, was awarded by the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan administration when he was Governor of the State.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Governor Seriake Dickson at Government House, Yenagoa, the Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Dikivie Ikiogha noted that though the project was abandoned for sometime, the present administration decided to commence the process of its completion in order to boost the tourism potentials of the state.
According to Chief Ikiogha, Government entered into negotiations with the contractor and agreed mutually beneficial terms before approving the funds.
The Chief of Staff explained that, with the presentation of the cheque, a wing of the hotel is expected to be completed within a period of six months, while the entire bproject is to be delivered in 12 months.
Emphasizing the need for a befitting hotel to address the accommodation problems of investors who are eager to do business in the state, Chief Ikiogha urged the contracting firm to expedite work on the project and ensure its completion on schedule.
Responding, the Chairman of Ayiam Osigwe Group Limited, Chief Anyiam-Osigwe George expressed gratitude to the Hon. Dickson-led government for keeping faith with its contractual obligations.
Chief Anyiam-Osigwe, who pledged to complete the project on schedule, noted that when completed, the hotel will not only add to the beauty of Yenagoa, but also enhance investment in the state. back to top