The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has expressed gratitude to the Awujale of Ijebuland and Chairman of the Ogun State Council of Traditional Chiefs, Oba Dr. Sikiru Adetona and the good people of Ijebuland for the honour bestowed on him as the Chief Guest of Honour at the 2013 Ojude Oba festival.
Commending the Awujale’s leadership style, the Governor said the unique honour has further confirmed his usual stance and disposition as a bridge builder and peace advocate.
He noted that, the honour will also strenghten the bond of unity between the people of Bayelsa state and Ogun state as well as the entire Yorubas of the South-West.
Identifying himself with his great maternal root, Governor Dickson remarked that, he would always identified with the people of Ijebuland and continue to play his roles as a bridge builder and source of unity amongst the various ethnic divides in the Country.
Earlier, the Awujale of Ijebuland had welcomed the Governor back home, noting that, his coming has confirmed the saying that “Ori Ade kii sun ita” meaning, the Crowned Prince never stayed outside. Ojude Oba festival is a rich cultural festival which showcases the culture of Ijebu land.
Hon. Dickson, according to the Awujale is from Awujale Royal Dynasty.
The Governor was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Edmund Allison-Oguru.
On his entourage were the Commissioners of Works and Infrastructure and Education, Messrs Lawrence Ehwrudjakpor and Salo Adikumor as well as the Chairman Sagbama Local Government Council, Willie Oyadougha
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State