Governor Seriake Dickson
By Jaiyeola Andrews
Bayelsa athletes representing Nigeria at the forthcoming Olympic Games in London have been charged to be worthy ambassadors of the state, the Ijaw nation and the country.
Governor Seriake Dickson gave the charge when the athletes who are all members of the wrestling contingent, called on him shortly before departing the state capital for a training camp in Germany.
In a statement made available to THISDAY by the Senior Special Assistant to Dickson on Media and Publicity, Daniel Markson-Iworiso, the governor, who restated his administration’s willingness to encourage Bayelsans with the requisite skills to excel in different fields of human endeavour, assured them of government support in their bid to win laurels at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
According to him, their achievements at the games would not go in vain as government will do everything within its powers to appreciate and honour them.
Dickson, who paid glowing tribute to Olympic Games and World Championship gold medallist, Daniel Igali, Jackson Bidei and other Bayelsans for bringing glory to the state and country, urged the wrestlers to emulate them by putting in their best at the games.
The contingent made up of three wrestlers, a coach and a technical Adviser left the country Saturday night for Germany to continue their preparations for the games.
They include Sinivie Boltic, Adibo Dick and Blessing Oborodudu; while Enekpedekumo Okporu and Daniel Igali are coach and technical adviser to the team.