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Why I run a transparent government, by Dickson

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Bayelsa state governor Hon. Seriake Dickson has pledged to continue to run a government of transparency to keep all citizens of the state informed of the workings of his administration.

The governor promised to focus on improving the lives of the people of the state, and not succumb to rumour mongers and those who do not wish the state well.

Dickson spoke through his Special Adviser on political matters, Hon. Fred Agbedi, at a maiden ministerial media briefing in Yenagoa, capital of the state.

He described the briefing as “a veritable channel to further educate and enlighten our people on the, policies, programmes, progress of project execution and overall activities of the restoration government of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson.”

Agbedi disclosed that Governor Dickson has tasked each ministry and MDA to “leap-frog our people from want to wealth, from poverty to prosperity, from despair to hope, insecurity to security of lives and property”.

Agbedi lashed out at “desperate politicians and mischief-makers” for “misinforming the public and spreading all kinds of rumour to achieve their own selfish agenda”.

According to the adviser, the “desperate politicians” are out to discredit the Dickson administration which he stressed “is already receiving local and international accolades for its unprecedented developmental strides in virtually all spheres.”

He, however, assured that “no amount of blackmail and propaganda aimed at distorting facts and rubbishing the monumental achievements of this administration will stand.”

He described the two year-old administration as a “watershed looking at where we were, where we are now and the possibilities that lies ahead of us.

“This administration will continue to move on with renewed zeal, greater commitment and determination to complete this race of renewal and restoration of our dear state.

“The point remains inviolable that the Restoration Government has in the last two years changed the socio-economic and political climate in Bayelsa State for good. No one can feign ignorance of this reality because in every household, there will certainly be witnesses that their lives have been positively affected,” he declared.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to Bayelsa State Governor