Diezani, Alaibe, Daukoru Make Bayelsa Development and Investment Corporation Advisory Council



Government Special Announcement

In fulfillment of Governor Dickson’s vision of diversifying the state’s economy beyond oil and gas, coupled with its drive to stimulate private sector participation and the need to attract capital, both local and foreign, a move which clearly informed the administration’s initiative to send a bill to the State House of Assembly establishing the BAYELSA DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION (BDIC), the Bayelsa State Government has after several months of painstaking consultation with major stakeholders and experts, formally constituted the Advisory Council, Board and Management of the as follows:


1. CHAIRMAN – His Excellency, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson

2. Ambassador Professor Lawrence B. Ekpebu-Vice Chairman

(Chairman Fiduciary Board)-

3. Hon. Commissioner for Finance- Chief Duate Iyabi-Member
4. Hon. Commissioner for Trade and Investment-Chief Ayakeme

Massah- Member
5. King Amalate Johnny Turner – Member

6. HRM King Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru

7. Ambassador (Dr) Godknows Boladei Igali

8. Chief Francis Doukpola

9. Dr. Daru Owei

10. Air Vice Marshall Samuel Atti (rtd)

11. Ambassador Emmanuel Oseimiegha Otiotio

12. Mrs. Diezani Allison-Maduaeke

13. HRM king Alfred Papapriye Diete- Spiff

14. Chief Albert K Horsfall

15. Chief Joshua B Fumudoh

16. Chief Anderson Eseimokumor

17. AVM Larry Koinyan

18. HRH Chief Ebitimi Banigo

19. Professor Turner T. Isoun

20. Mrs Jane Alek

21. Dr (Mrs) Georgina Ngeri-Nwagha

22. Dr Koripamo Agarry

Proposed Additional international Advisory Council Members yet to be confirmed (awaiting consent)


1. Mrs. Marie Nthebolan (MD Botswana Development Corporation)

2. MD, International Development Corporation (South Africa)

3. Chairman/MD, 1 Malaysia BERHARD



1. Amb Professor Lawrence B.Ekpebu – Chairman

2. Chief Ndutimi Alaibe – Member

3. Ben Murray-Bruce – Member

4. Professor Steve Azaiki – “

5. Mr. Tek Koroye – “

6. Dr.Godbless Azibapu Eruani – Member

7. Senator. David kobina Brigidi – “

8. Mr Mark Yuroki – “


9. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

10. Executive Director, Finance and Administration

11. Executive Director, Hard Assets

12. Executive Director, Strategic and Liquid Assets


1. Mr. Tamunoye (Tam) Alazigha – Deputy Managing Director

2. Mrs. Funkazi Koroye-Crooks, General Counsel – Company

Secretary/ Director of International Liaison.

Bayelsa State, the place where oil was first discovered in commercial quantity is taking this initiative at this time to plan and evolve alternative sources to bolster the economy and ensure the steady and rapid development of the State in all ramifications.

The Advisory Council, Board and Management of the BAYELSA DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION (BDIC) are expected to be inaugurated during the special one year anniversary Transparency Briefing on Thursday, 14th of February, 2013.

Time is eleven O’clock in the morning

Venue is the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State



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