GOVERNOR DICKSON RALLY IJAW LEADERS; CHART NEW PATH FOR NATIONAL INTEGRATION & DEVELOPMENT


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BAYELSA STATE GOVERNOR HON HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON AND SOME IJAW LEADERS IN YENAGOA

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has today, taken a bold step to consolidate on his moves to rally Ijaw leaders with a view to forging ahead with national integration. In a meeting held in Government House-Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, he re-stated his commitment to engender Ijaw Unity and integration within the co

ntext of one Nigeria. He praised the efforts of the Ijaw National Congress and the Ijaw Youth Council for protecting the rights of Ijaw people within the ambit of morality and the Nigerian Constitution.He further explained that the Ijaw nation has been supportive of all efforts at national integration, adding that the Ijaw race – is the fourth largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria and should be treated with respect. He re-affirmed that he would not play politics with the development of Bayelsa State,restating the obvious that Bayelsa State being the cradle of the Ijaw nation – is the Jerusalem of all Ijaw people.

The meeting was attended by the Leader of ADVISORY COMMITTEE on Izon National Affairs and the Sekuro of Kalabari – Chief A.K. Horsefall; the Amayanabo of Twon Brass, His Majesty, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, Alabo Tamunotonye Graham-Douglas; Chief. DSP Alamieyeseigha- first Civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, Miss Annkio Briggs and King Malla Sasime, Queen Akasoba Duke, High Chief Joshua Fumudoh, and the IYC President among others. The Dickson administration has resolved to forge the unity of Bayelsans as a launching-pad for a greater integration of the Ijaw race.

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