As the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson celebrates his 51st birthday anniversary, he has urged well-meaning individuals and groups to contribute their quota towards the welfare and wellbeing of the less privileged people in the society.
Governor Dickson stated this during his visit to the Gloryland Children's Home in Yenagoa, as part of activities to commemorate his 51st birthday celebration.
Describing the visit as solemn, the Governor enjoined people ocuppying positions of authority to see it as an opportunity to advance the cause of mankind.
He urged the people, particularly parents and care givers to inculcate the right values and attitudes to children, stressing that, education without the right morals would endanger society.
While emphasizing the need for Nigerians to identify with the needy in society, Governor Dickson maintained that, visiting faclites such as the motherless babies home should serve as a source of reminder on the need to give back to society.
According to him, "those who serveth man well are those who serveth God well. This is a very special place; this place will always serve as a reminder to all of us of our obligation to God and man to always serve and do whatever we can to make lives of our fellow human beings better than we met it.
"This is because in the end that is the sole purpose of life. And that is why you have a government. That is why people are in positions of authority to advance the cause of man positively."
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Gender Development, Mrs. Martha Jenakumo expressed appreciation to the Governor for always identifying with the children's home.
Mrs. Jenakumo commended the Governor for approving the coversion of the casual workers of the home to permanent staff, the prompt release of funds to the home and plans to relocate the facility to a befitting complex.
High point of the event was the cutting of the birthday cake and presentation of gift items to the children's home.
Governor Dickson had earlier attended a church service at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House.