To this end, he has directed the State Commissioner for Culture and Ijaw National Affairs, Hon. Austin Dressman to liaise with all Ijaw leaders, with a view to staging an all-inclusive festival, where various cultural dances, masquerades and all other forms of the people’s lifestyle, constituting the tradition and customs of the Ijaw people will be showcased.
The Governor said the inability of President Muhamnadu Buhari to personally take charge of the nation's security and engage critical stakeholders on national security have made some APC leaders to politicise security.
Clark, a former Federal Commissioner for Information under the Gen. Gowon’s Administration, lamented that the time had come for the Federal Government to address the issue of the long years of neglect to which the Ijaw have been subjected by the Nigerian State.
A press statement by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Francis Agbo said, the Governor's visit to Otuoke was preceded by similar visits to several Bayelsa communities, where he had gone to celebrate the New Year with the ordinary people.
The former President commended the Governor for the visit and for being in touch with the people, praying that, God should continue to protect the Countryman Governor.
The statement added that the Governor continued with his visits to other Bayelsa Communities on Tuesday to celebrate the New Year.
A one-time chiefain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Bayelsa State, Hon. Jackson Suokiri was among thousands of APC supporters, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP last Monday in Odi, Kolokuma Okpokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
Hon. Suokiri, a one-time State Secretary of the PDP and Commissioner in the state had defected to the APC prior to the 2015 general elections.
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has advised youths of the state to resist people, who lure them into cultism.
Dickson said that his administration was against youth involvement in cult and cult related activities, as they were the most important segment of the society.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has re-iterated his call on leaders of the country, across board to deliberately unite the country, while stressing that the nation was too divided along ethnic and religious lines.
The Governor, who made the call in his new message, believes 2018 provides a rare opportunity to put the country on the path of mutual co-existence and stability.
Dickson said that it was the responsibility of government to place priority on security to be able to develop the society.
A statement signed by Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having made the comment during a tour of military and security formations in Yenagoa on Sunday.
Honourable Dickson will on Monday drive in a convoy of small cars to Aleibiri, Ofoni, Ayamasa Angalabiri and other neighboring communities along the historical Sagbama-Ekeremor Road.
Honourable Dickson during his historical ride to Ofoni community in October promised that he would drive in a convoy of small cars to Aleibiri in Ekeremor Local Government òf the state on December 25, 2017 to celebrate Christmas with the members of the communities.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a christmas message on behalf of the government enjoined Christians in the state to continue to pray for the peace, progress and stability of Bayelsa and Nigeria.
The statement also admonished christians to always uphold the universal attributes of peace, love and sacrifice, which Christ stood for, propagated and died for throughout his life time.