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Bayelsa Governor receives NGO thumbs up

28 January 2014, 20:08Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Bayelsa Action Group (BAG), the non- governmental organization, has passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Seriake Dickson, and urged him to sustain the pace of development across the state.

The group in a statement signed by its Chairman, Ayibatonye Akari, stated that Dickson's giant strides, especially in the provision of infrastructure deserved commendation.  

“Governor Dickson, in spite of the fluctuating monthly allocation from the Federation Account has been able to prove his critics wrong, as nobody expects this much from him in terms of infrastructural development,” the organisation said.

It said the state government in the last two years had completed a sizeable number of road projects while others were ongoing.

These include the three senatorial district roads which include the Ogbia/Nembe.

Dickson, during one of his transparency briefings, underscored the economic relevance of the Ogbia/Nembe road to the State and released a back-up fund of N3 billion to the management of Setraco Plc for its completion.

It is reported that more than 75 percent of the communities in the state are not accessible by road.

On assumption of office, the Governor made it one of his major objectives by opening up the roads to the senatorial districts.

Such moves were aimed at boosting commerce and Internally Generated Revenue, (IGR) of the state.

“If the Government could achieve so much just two years in office, then there is greater hope for the future of the State, regardless of the political shenanigans employed by its opponents,” BAG stated.
BAG added that Bayelsa was the only homogenous Ijaw State in the country.

The group urged Bayelsans, at home and in the diaspora to thus rally around the present administration.

– CAJ News


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