2019: Dickson Renews Call For Restructuring, Peaceful Elections
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has renewed his call for the restructuring of the country to enable states and the various ethnic nationalities to benefit maximally from their resources.
Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the Governor also charged politicians to go about their campaigns peacefully and to shun all forms of violence.
The governor made the calls during the October 2018 edition of the state’s monthly Praise Night at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa, a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, said on Thursday.
Dickson said his administration would award the contract for the Agge Deep Seaport, which is one of the capital-intensive projects under his watch, next month.
He said despite having just 14 months left of his term in office, he would remain committed to developing the state by awarding the Agge Deep Seaport contract this year.
“This remaining 14 months, what you will see will marvel all of you, for those of you who do not have houses, paying expensive house rents, get ready to own houses of your own in this our Bayelsa because, unknown to you, we are developing housing estates.
“For those who do not want to have problems buying lands whose titles and history they do not know, we have started a process of giving lands, our own planned GRA of close to 1,500 and more plots.
“I also want to share my concern, support, and solidarity with all our people whose homes have been taken over by the devastating flood because of the peculiar environment and that is why I keep making a case on your behalf that the resources that come from this place, the Federal Government should use for your development and well-being.”
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Christian Pilgrimage Welfare Board, Archbishop Israel Ige, who delivered a sermon lauded Dickson for his interest in the spiritual well-being of the people and the state, through the implementation of the monthly Praise Night.