We will push development further this year, Dickson tells citizens on New Year FeaturedWritten by Chris Deinkoru,Yenagoa
The Bayelsa State Government has called on people of the state to enter into the year 2017 with a renewed mindset by believing in greater possibilities and showing more solidarity with the restoration administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson. Dickson said the government of Bayelsa would extend its frontiers of development in 2017 even as he has called on the citizens to stand in solid support with the Administration.
In a New Year message released in Yenagoa and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, the government expressed optimism that 2017 will bring greater development to the state.
The statement acknowledged government's shortcomings but stated that where it had not met the expectations of its citizens, it was not for the lack of trying. The government assured said it would continue to take criticism as a form of evaluation as it would continue to improve on its policies.
The government urged the people to took to the future and work towards ensuring that the government's plan of a sustained future for generations is realised by showing more support to its policies and programmes.
The statement explained that in the New Year, the Bayelsa State Government would enhance security, provide more infrastructure, make affordable quality health care delivery system, build improvement in the education sector. The government, it continued, would equally pay more attention to the welfare of its citizens, especially the aged who have contributed immensely to the growth of the state.
Following the agricultural revolution it started in 2016 such as the rice and cassava farm, fish ponds and other produce, the Commissioner maintained that the Administration would consolidate on it and develop other areas as part of measures to diversify the state's economy for food sustainability and employment opportunities.