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
“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
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State
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