Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has urged all Bayelsans to embrace peace as a panacea to the fulfillment of his administration’s robust Restoration programme.
This was the highlight of Hon. Dickson’s speech at a New Year eve inter – denominational church service at his hometown, Toru-Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of the State.
Speaking in his native Ijaw language, the Governor expressed appreciation to all the people for the support given to his administration from inception to date and wished them a happy and prosperous 2013.
According to him, Government is determined and committed to its restoration promises, noting that in this New Year, the people will feel more of the impact of the restoration programme as more dividends of democracy will be delivered this year than in the previous year.
“We want to open up the state to everybody in terms of road construction and infrastructural and man power development”
“We desire a peaceful society to achieve all these and I therefore call on the youths to continue to embrace peace”.
While recalling the sad events of the preceding year such as the accidents that claimed the lives of two prominent citizens of the nation as well as four others and the devastating effects of the floods, which impacted on the entire state and country, the Governor prayed against such negative experiences in 2013 and beyond.
In an exhortation, Precious I. Precious of the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, predicted a blissful 2013 for the people of the State.
Quoting from exodus, chapter one, verses 15, 16 and 22 with the theme: “the end of affliction” the preacher said affliction was something that affects, citing sickness, poverty, stress, childlessness and fear as some of the common afflictions.
His prophetic message to the people therefore was that all their failures in 2012 will be turned to victory this year by the Almighty God.
“God will deliver His children this year and people will receive what he or she failed to have in the past year”, the man of God prophesied.
Amongst those who attended the crossover service were the wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachael Dickson and the mother of the Governor, some members of the State Executive council, community leaders and other dignitries.