By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, weekend stressed that he was on the ‘same page’ with Bayelsa lawmakers on the issue of development of the state.
Dickson promised that more projects would be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2017, which he said would change the landscape of the state in demonstration of his administration’s preparedness to bequeath enduring legacies.
The governor who spoke at a cocktail party, held in honour of members of the state House of Assembly at the new office complex in Government House, Yenagoa, applauded the cordial relationship between the two arms of government in the state.
He noted that the occasion was to underscore his appreciation for the collaboration that had blossomed between the two critical arms of the government over the years.
“All the mega projects embarked upon by the government are possible because of the support we have received, and for the fact that we are on the same page with the House of Assembly.
“I assure Bayelsans that in the next three months, the people of the state will marvel at the level of infrastructure transformation that will take place across the land,” he said.
Describing the new office as an edifice that would stand the test of time, in service to the people, Governor Dickson said hosting members of the Assembly, at his new office complex, was heartwarming and historic.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Konbowei Benson, expressed gratitude to governor Dickson and his entire cabinet for fostering a peaceful and harmonious relationship between the two arms of the government.
Benson said the governor was zealous about taking the state to greater heights, stressing the need for both arms to continue to work together for the peace, growth and development of the state.
The Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Mr. Talford Ongolo, in his comments, said the occasion was an opportunity for them to interact and strategise on ways of achieving greater development for the people of the state.