Gov Dickson Marks 2 Years In Office; Receive Plaudits From Mallam Shekarau, Senator Lokpobiri


As the Restoration Government marks its mid-term anniversary, Governor Seriake Dickson has been receiving accolades from eminent personalities both within and outside the country, including the former Governor of kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau.

Assessing the 2 years score card of Governor Dickson in the state, Mallam Shekarau scored the administration high based on the United Nations and World Bank's 6 characteristics of development.

According to the former governor, Governor Dickson has excelled in all the criteria, which are, accountability, political stability, effectiveness of government, regulatory control, rule of law and control of corruption.

Commenting on the transparency initiative of the State Government, Alhaji Shekarau said, “ I honestly do not have enough words to say how happy I am to congratulate the Governor, his deputy and other members of his team for institutionalizing this culture of speaking out how much money comes in and how it is spent.

“I am impressed and I want to join all other well wishers of Bayelsa to thank God and pray hard for many more Dicksons to come.

Also appraising the Governor, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District and who spoke on behalf of the Bayelsa Caucus in the National Assembly, noted that Governor Dickson's stint in the National assembly has sharpened his leadership skills and enhanced his revolutionary achievements within the short period and has equally proved skeptics wrong.

Senator Lokpobiri was of the view that given Governor Dickson's developmental strides in just 2 years and what he stands to achieve in the remaining part of his present tenure would serve as his campaign weapon.

“I want to congratulate you for what you are doing here in the state. And I believe that even your worst enemy will agree that you are doing excellently well.

“We have always had abiding confidence in you as members of the National Assembly, we decided to agree that you should come back home so that Nigerians will get to appreciate what the National Assembly can make of anybody. You were there for 5 years and that has improved your mental and leadership capacity which you are exhibiting.”

Applauding the Governor's leadership style of inclusiveness, he called for synergy between the State Government and members of the National Assembly from the state to make appropriations that would attract development from the Federal Government as well as avoid duplication in project execution.

Senator Lokpobiri therefore urged the people of the state to support the present administration to record what he described as 'more success stories' rather than distracting him.

Highpoint of the occasion was the unveiling of the Mid-Term Report tagged, “Two Years of Restorative Governance” by Governor Dickson after a brief preview of the publication by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Edmund Alison-Oguru.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State