Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has bestowed awards of excellence on two eminent personalities, as Bayelsa celebrates 20 years of its creation.
The Bayelsa state government on Saturday in Yenagoa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) with Global Education Counseling Limited, Cyprus for the commencement of academic activities at the University of Africa, Toru Orua, Sagbama LGA.
The institution's Director, Theo Theodorou, at a ceremony held in Government House, Yenagoa, lauded the initiative of Governor Seriake Dickson, aimed at repositioning the education sector, noting that, it is one of the best, not only in Nigeria, but in the entire continent as a whole.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has called on the Federal Government to expedite action in kick-starting the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for wealth and job creation to boost the economy of the state and the entire country.
According to him, the completion of the East/West Road was a necessity as the section of the project in Bayelsa State is in a deplorable state, causing untold hardship and unnecessary carnage on the road.
TRANSPARENCY: BAYELSA SCORES SELF HIGH ON FINANCIAL MGT
….. SAYS IT HAS NOT OBTAINED ANY FOREIGN LOANS
The Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration of Bayelsa State says, it has not incurred any foreign loans to finance any of its development projects and programmes, since its inception in 2012 due to the prudent management of resources.
Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd), made this known over the weekend, while presenting the financial statements of the state for the months of July and August, 2016, in Government House, Yenagoa.
Governor Seriake Dickson has reiterated the need for regular training and re-training in the State’s Public Service, in order to reinvigorate and strengthen the Service in the State.
He stated this while declaring open, a three-day retreat/seminar for Permanent Secretaries, Directors and Chief Executives of parastatals and agencies of the Government at the Public Service Training Institute, Yenagoa, organized by the Office of the Head of Service, in collaboration with the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, (ASCON), Badagry.
He threw the challenge at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa, on Sunday during an interdenominational thanksgiving service in commemoration of the 56th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria and the 20th anniversary of the creation of Bayelsa State.
The season of celebrations continues in the family of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State as his wife, the First Lady, Dr. Rachael Dickson just put to bed in the United States of America. She was delivered of a quadruplet; a bouncing baby boy and three beautiful baby girls. Mother and children are doing well.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State yesterday applauded the victory of the state governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Appeal Court, saying it confirmed the authenticity of the last governorship election in the state.
It also criticized the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party desperate for power even in the face of defeat both at the polls and in the courts.
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has commended the judiciary for asserting its independence and steadfastness in protecting the sanctity of the ballot as well as upholding itself as the bastion of the nation’s democracy.
His comment came Thursday afternoon, following the judgement of the Appeal Court, which upheld the earlier judgement of the Bayelsa State governorship election petition tribunal in favour of the governor.
Members of the Special Committee for the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) Amassoma headed by Prof. Stephen Odiowei has taken an on the spot assessment of the prospects and challenges of the institution.
Interacting with the management of the Niger Delta University, at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, NDU, Prof. Odiowei said the visit has given the committee an insight into the potential of the institution, expressing government’s determination to reduce the financial burden of NDU on government.