Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Sunday returned to the country from his trip abroad where he had gone to meet with investors.
While the governor was away, rumours were allegedly making the rounds that he was ill. But, a statement Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Daniel Markson-Iworiso, Dickson said he would not have joined issues with the people who are clearly political detractors that have lost out in the power equation in the state but was compelled to issue the press release to set the records straight.
“Governor Dickson is hale and hearty. His trip to the United Kingdom was not on health ground but to further woo investors to the state as well as to lay the foundation for the launch of Bayelsa Development Corporation’s international office in London.
“The governor, therefore, wishes to call on Bayelsans to be weary of these political jobbers who had held the state hostage in the past.”
He called for the people’s continued understanding and support for his government, noting that his administration was doing all it can to faster track development in the state.
The governor, however, empathises with the various communities affected by the flood.
He promised to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the affected communities on Tuesday, to see things for himself. Already, he had earlier directed the deputy governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, to ensure the release of relief materials to the affected communities.
The governor said the problem of flooding is not peculiar to Bayelsa State.
According to him, “this issue of flooding is not peculiar to Bayelsa State, it is a global phenomenon caused mainly by global warming and other issues related to the environment. You will recall that our government took early steps to address the issue of blocked drainages in Yenagoa.