The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has reportedly earmarked N1bn to repair internal roads and carry out other projects in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s council, Ogbia Local Government Area.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths, Mr. Osaanya B. Osaanya, revealed this during a mega solidarity rally in support of the governor.
Ogbia youths, led by Osaanya, had held a 10,000-man solidarity rally to thank Dickson for the support he had been giving to Jonathan and the appointments of many Ogbia persons in government.
Osaanya said, “Among other things, Dickson had completed the model school in the area and earmarked N1bn recently for the repair of internal roads in the area. He also commissioned other projects in various communities in the area to demonstrate his love for our people.
“We want to assure the governor that the youth of the area will continue to support his government and play their part to bring an end to all forms of crime and criminality. Only an atmosphere of peace will attract meaningful development.”
The youth leader, therefore, urged youths of the area to shun kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and other vices but rather key into the different opportunities that abound by embracing the various empowerment schemes Dickson had introduced.
Osaanya stated, “We have come out today to appreciate the governor, Seriake Dickson, for what he has been doing for us. It is clear and evident for us to see. Our resolve to thank him is hinged on the fact that he has done well and will still do more.
“Dickson has in the last six years made Bayelsa a centre of attraction; building significant and legacy projects. We will give him more support and work to maintain peace in Ogbia kingdom.”