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As Nigeria Clocks 54 And Bayelsa Celebrates 18; Gov Dickson Commend Nigerians for Their Support, Prayers for Nation


Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has applauded all well

meaning Nigerians for their abiding support, prayers and encouragement

to the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Goodluck

Jonathan in tackling the security and other developmental challenges

confronting the country.Governor Dickson stated this in a goodwill message marking the 18th

anniversary of the creation of the Bayelsa and the 54th Independence

celebration of Nigeria.
According to the Governor, no Government will succeed in delivering

its mandate, especially in the execution of people oriented policies

and programmes without the support of the citizenry.

Governor Dickson noted that, like any other country, Nigeria has had

its fair share of obstacles right from independence to date, stressing

that challenges bedeviling the nation were not peculiar to the present

He however appreciated the support of all well-meaning Nigerians,

particularly the efforts of the security agencies in the fight against

The Governor, who also expressed gratitude to the people of Bayelsa

state for their unflinching support, understanding and cooperation

with the restoration government, pointed out that, in the last 18

months, the state has witnessed a paradigm shift in governance.

While pledging to sustain the current rate of development in the

state, Governor Dickson said his administration would continue to

pursue accelerated infrastructural development and human capacity

building to ensure a better tomorrow for the future generation.

He emphasized that the state under his watch has witnessed peace and

tranquility, which is essential for socio-economic development and

urged the people to continue to pray ceaselessly for the success of

the Federal Government and the leadership of the state to actualize

their vision.
“In the past 18 months or so, you have witnessed a paradigm shift in

governance, accelerated infrastructural development and revolutionary

investments in human capacity building.
“You have also witnessed the return of peace and tranquility in our

state which is essential to any development. We pledge to continue

with our current rate of development and projections in our plans and

programmes. We are indeed making progress and Bayelsa is beginning to

rise again.”
Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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