Gov Dickson Task Youths on Discipline, Hard Work, as Nigeria Celebrates 55th Independence and Bayelsa Marks 19

Create: 10/01/2015 - 19:43

As the country celebrates 55 years of independence and 19 years of statehood, Governor Seriake Dickson has urged the youths to imbibe the virtues of discipline, hard work and join hands with the government to build a united, egalitarian and prosperous Bayelsa.

As the country celebrates 55 years of independence and 19 years of statehood, Governor Seriake Dickson has urged the youths to imbibe the virtues of discipline, hard work and join hands with the government to build a united, egalitarian and prosperous Bayelsa.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo, Governor Dickson gave the advice, when he received the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bayelsa State chapter comprising various voluntary youth organizations in Government House.

Expressing appreciation to the Youth Council for their felicitation on the occasion of the twin anniversaries, Governor Dickson also enjoined them to take their studies seriously, stressing that, youths have a vital role to play in nation building, as they are the future leaders.

According to him, the present administration’s youth-friendly stance informed the development of policies and programmes geared towards nurturing youths to attain their full potential and creating a better future for them.
Governor Dickson, who noted that on assumption of office in 2012, the restoration government took steps to address the infrastructural decay in the educational sector, said huge investment have been made in the educational sector to secure a brighter future for the youths.

He recounted a number of measures being undertaken to improve the lot of youths in the state to include, award of scholarships at various levels, provision of training programmes in the agricultural sector, facelift of educational institutions as well as the building new infrastructure.

Responding to their request for a secretariat and other demands, the Governor promised that, the government would look into them with a view to addressing the issues. Earlier, the Chairman of the state chapter of the National Youth council of Nigeria, Comrade Ekisah Sinkumo, had said the youth council decided to sensitize youths across the state on the need to be discipline and patriotic.

He explained that, the youth council is made up of a total of 45 uniformed and non-uniformed voluntary organizations and identified the absence of a secretariat, monthly subvention as some of the challenges facing the council in the state and appealed that the school to land programme be revitalized to accommodate some of the youths, who are willing to contribute to the sector.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State