Dickson: Past Six Years Have Been Challenging, Eventful


Renames road after Obasanjo

By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson,  has described the past six years of his administration as both challenging and eventful, noting that his government was laying a solid foundation for the future.

The governor who spoke during a thanksgiving service at the Gloryland Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa, to usher in a week-long programme set aside to inaugurate projects in the state in commemoration  of the six-year anniversary of the administration.

“The past six years have been very  eventful, a lot of trials, a lot of challenges, a lot of temptations , but also a lot of victories.  But we have charted a new course, with your support, we are charted a new path if development, stability and prosperity of our state,” he said.



The governor added that his administration remains focussed on delivery of quality infrastructure in education, health, tourism among others.

According to him: “ in a volatile climate,  we have worked together to create a solid foundation. We have been working together as a people inspired in spite of distractions and economic challenges.”

Earlier in his sermon,  the General Overseer of the Shepherd Vine Church,  Rev. Emmanuel Idemudia, declared that the 7th year administration of Dickson  will witness greatness and prosperity.



Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Government will this week rename the popular Glory Drive, an access road in Igbogene, Yenagoa, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo as part of activities to mark the sixth anniversary of the Dickson-led administration.

Obasanjo, who is also expected to visit the state for the inauguration of several projects by the Bayelsa government, would be at the Ijaw National Academy to interact with secondary school students drawn from various parts of the state.


The Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara; Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson; his education counterpart, Jonathan Obuebite and other government officials told journalists that the event  will commence today will end on Saturday.

The SSG, who is also the Chairman, Central Working Committee, said the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus; Gen Alani Akinrinade (rtd) and other dignitaries were also expected in the state to officially declare open some projects.



Some of the projects earmarked for commissioning, Okara said, would include the state secretariat annex, cultural boulevard, pavillion at Oxbow Lake, health insurance office, Doctors’ Quarters, Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, Drug Mart, aquaculture village, flag-off of a private refinery in Gbarain, among others.

In his remarks Iworiso-Markson said the government had achieved a lot in the last six, noting that though the governor was not known for praise-singing himself, it was expedient to showcase some of his achievements to the state and correct some misconceptions.