Abuja - Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, welcomed the appointment of former National Chairman of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bamanga Tukur as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
He described the appointment as well conceived and deserving of a man of his status.
The governor commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the appointment and expressed hope that Tukur, who resigned as PDP chairman recently, would bring his long-standing experience in the private and public sectors to his new position.
“The revival of the rail transportation is so dear to Mr. President and the transformation agenda of the Federal Government and with the massive investments in the sector and a capable hand like Bamanga Tukur, we are sure to have things working in record time,” said Dickson.
He noted that, the decision would give the sector the needed boost and make life more meaningful for Nigerians and the economy in general.
The governor also commended Tukur for his dedicated, selfless and committed services to the ruling party and the nation in general.
He described former PDP National Chairman as a faithful and progressive party man, who has at various times jettisoned selfish motives and worked diligently for the overall benefit and progressive of the PDP and the country.
According to him, in every circumstance and situation, the elder statesman had demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the PDP and always placed it above every other consideration.
“It is a thing of joy that, as a political party, we have people like him, whose maturity and loyalty to the party has continued to endure over the years and as a person and as a State, we are very proud of him and our prayer is that, God Almighty continue to grant him good health and wisdom to continually render quality service the nation, even as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.”
– CAJ News