Amos Odeh, Yenagoa
The government of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has been lauded for the landmark and legacy projects in infrastructure, health, road construction, human capital development, education and international cargo airport.
A group, Kou Political Brotherhood, made the commendation at a news briefing in Yenagoa, the state capital
Leaders of the group, Ekemesouwde Tarilade Peters and Tea Gold noted that history will record Governor Dickson as a man with passion, zeal and commitment, whose achievements were unprecedented and are yet to be matched with any previous governor in the state.
They particularly mentioned the Gloryland Drive road, the outer cycle road from Igbogene to Elebele and other roads for their economic benefits to the people and future of the state.
The group also commended the governor for the transparent manner he has been managing the resources of the state, adding that as he winds up, he should concentrate and complete the three senatorial districts roads of Nembe-Ogbia-Brass road, Yenagoa-Oporoma and Sagbama-Ekeremor-Agge road and also internal roads within the state capital.
According to them, emphasis should also be placed on Agudama, which hosts the central Naval Command and The Nigerian Law School.
The group noted that construction of link roads will help to reduce crime and criminality within Yenagoa as well as promote trade and commercial activities.
They also among others pleaded that communities whose lands were acquired for development purposes should be compensated so that the in-coming government will not be disturbed and also commended the governor for the upgrading of the Kou Traditional Stool to a first class status.
“The Kou traditional stool has been relegated and forgotten by previous administrations in old Rivers State in provinces and divisions. Posterity will continue to remember you as a true lover of our culture and tradition,” the group said.
The group also urged elected politicians in the House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate to emulate Governor Dickson by spreading projects across the three senatorial districts.
“Our elected members should spread projects among their constituencies rather than their communities,” they noted.