Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has referred to as on the Federal Authorities to quick-observe the continued peace course of within the Niger Delta, with a view to constructing consensus on the financial, political and safety points to realize lasting peace within the area.
This got here because the governor cautioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, in opposition to turning the nation’s safety equipment into its organs, arguing that this could spell doom for the nation.
Governor Dickson, who spoke on the wreath-laying ceremony of the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations in Yenagoa, expressed his administration’s dedication to partnering with stakeholders to keep up regulation and order within the state.
In line with him, his authorities had no room for any type of criminality, together with kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and sea piracy, and urged all aggrieved events to undertake dialogue in resolving points.
He additionally known as on the management of the varied safety companies within the nation to deal with the deployment of their officers and males in a fashion that may promote the general nationwide curiosity, somewhat than attain partisan aims.
•Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa
He stated: “We condemn the reckless deployment of safety personnel for parochial causes. This state, on the applicable time, will resist it. Bayelsa State is able to work with each safety official deployed within the state to create a secure and enabling atmosphere to guard lives and our strategic nationwide belongings.”
He maintained that Bayelsa and all the Niger Delta area couldn’t make any significant progress by way of investments and job creation in a state of insecurity, and burdened the necessity for all to work collectively to realize enduring peace and improvement.
Whereas appreciating the sacrifices and contributions of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the governor notably lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the varied service chiefs for the current successes recorded within the battle towards insurgency within the North East.
Dickson, who counseled President Buhari for guiding his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to go to states of the Niger Delta, introduced the state authorities’s readiness to obtain and interact the Federal Authorities workforce in a productive dialogue.
In the meantime, Governor Dickson, who cautioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, towards abusing the nation’s safety equipment, when he spoke weekend in Abuja, the place he went to pay the state’s N422 million counterpart funding for a water programme with the World Financial institution, UNICEF and the European Union, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta, noticed that that the impression that APC members may use the nation’s safety organizations in opposition to their political opponents at will, was quick gaining currebcy within the nation.
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