By Austine Bodo/Eric Eweke
Bayelsa state has been identified as a state endowed with abundant natural resources that would galvanized the economy apart from oil and gas.
The Federal Commissioner of Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Hon. Sunya Omirin made the observation during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), in Government House, Yenagoa.
According to him, there is need to support other sectors that aim at revamping and promoting the economy, noting that Bayelsa state is endowed with sand deposits which can be used for the production of glasses, tiles and ceramics.
Responding, the deputy Governor who stood in for Governor Henry Seriake Dickson said that there is evidence of abundant natural resources in the state, stressing that it is now left for the ministry of science and technology to harness untapped resources for the benefit of the state.
Although, he cannot count the number of natural deposits and that the ministry is to come up with a comprehensive data on that regard.
Earlier, the Bayelsa state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite also corroborated the view of the deputy governor that the state has a quantum of quality untapped resources that if put into proper use, would benefit the state and may have a multiplier effect on democracy, good governance and the people of the state.