Yenagoa - Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Wednesday applauded Nigerians for their support, prayers and encouragement towards tackling insecurity and other developmental challenges confronting the country.
Dickson made the commendation in his goodwill message on the 54th Independence of Nigeria and 18th anniversary of the creation of the state.
The governor said that the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan, had enjoyed enormous support and goodwill of the citizenry which accounted for the successes recorded.
According to him, no government will succeed in delivering its mandate, especially in the execution of people oriented policies and programmes without the support of the citizenry.
Dickson said, like any other country, Nigeria has had its fair share of obstacles right from independence to date.
The governor stressed that challenges bedevilling the nation were neither the making nor peculiar to the present administration.
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He appreciated the support of all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the efforts of the security agencies in the fight against terrorism.
The governor also expressed gratitude to the people of Bayelsa for their unflinching support, understanding and cooperation with the restoration government.
While pledging to sustain the current rate of development in the state, Dickson said his administration would continue to pursue accelerated infrastructural development.
He emphasised that the state under his watch has witnessed peace and tranquillity, which is essential for socio-economic development of any society.
Dickson urged the people to continue to pray ceaselessly for the success of the federal government and the leadership of the state to actualise their visions.
“In the past 18 months, you have witnessed a paradigm shift in governance, accelerated infrastructural development and revolutionary investments in human capacity building.”
“We pledge to continue with our current rate of development and projections in our plans and programmes,” he said.