Nature and Geography

Bayelsa State the “Glory of all Lands” as it is fondly called, is at the heart of what can be referred to as a ‘Modern Delta’ given its under 100 million years of age. It occupies the 10thposition in World ranking in terms of prominence.


Bayelsa State has a unique geological environmental make up as it is endowed with a lot of minerals some of which still represent untapped opportunities.
As a state, she is also blessed with sand and gravel quarry which is the second most important industry in the state. She possesses abundant deposits of shale and clays which are used for pottery, brick making and roof tiles also a relatively untapped area.


As one of the fastest growing states in Nigeria, and given the fact that engineering construction works in the state are in top gear due to the dynamism of leadership of the present administration, the abundant deposit of sharp sands and other supportive materials in the state have placed the state in a very unique position in terms of resource options.


The absence of vegetation cover on shorelines as well presents yet, another investment opportunity in solar energy, given its abundant sunlight, wind and wave most especially for the coastal dwellers.

 

SOIL

Bayelsa State beside the abundance of oil and gas, is also endowed with fertile soil that is used in the production of arable and cash crops. The desire of the present administration to diversify the state economy and has opened new vista for investors to cash in on the various incentives.


Surveys carried out by the government, have shown that with improvements in the present level of technology, investment climate and robust incentives to potential investors, the soil in Bayelsa state undoubtedly possess very great potential and is definitely capable of turning the state into the food basket of the nation.

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