GOV DICKSON APPOINTED MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF VISITORS AT PRESTIGIOUS LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, USA

4 Aug

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04/08/2013
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has been appointed in to the International Board of visitors of the prestigious Lincoln University in the United States of America.

In a letter to the Governor, the President of the University’s Board of visitors, Robert Jennings stated that, the appointment was done based on Governor Dickson’s track record of achievements in all sectors of the state’s economy, especially in education, infrastructure and human capacity development, among others.

He noted that, the University, which has closely followed the Governor’s developmental strides since his assumption of office, was proud of the various steps he has taken to reposition as well as make the state more relevant in all spheres of national life.

In his acceptance letter, Governor Dickson, described Lincoln University as an institution with unbreakable historic ties to Nigeria and Africa, being the university that produced great African leaders like Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, stressing that, he will commit himself to strengthening the vital bridge between the university and Africa, especially Nigeria.

While, affirming his preparedness to support every effort geared towards the expansion of the educational, cultural and social links the university shares with Africa and its people, Hon. Dickson noted with satisfaction that as the first university to award degrees to African Americans and having also produced many outstanding graduates that have made valuable contributions to the growth and progress of Nigerians, Lincoln University will continue to hold a special place in the history of the black race.

The acceptance letter read in part, “Being the university that produced Nnamdi Azikiwe, my country’s first President, and other monuments to African progress such as Kwame Nkrumah, Lincoln has unbreakable historic ties to Africa and Nigeria.
I am eager to join you in advancing this rich tradition. As you have extended this honour to me, I reciprocate by committing myself to strengthening the vital bridge between your institution and Africa, particularly Nigeria. You shall find me a reliable friend and emissary in support of efforts to expand the educational, cultural, and social links the University now shares with Africa.

As the first university to award degrees to African Americans and because of the many outstanding graduates who have contributed to the progress of our people, Lincoln holds a special place in the history of the Black race. As a member of the Board of Visitors, I am morally obligated to honour that history”

The Bayelsa State Chief Executive concluded by stating that, he was accepting the appointment, not for himself alone, but on behalf of the Government and people of Bayelsa State and Nigeria in general.
He pledged his commitment to continue to render selfless and quality service to Bayelsa State and Nigeria, adding that, he will give his best shot to the new responsibility given to him by Lincoln University to further enhance the gains of his restoration government in the State.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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2 Responses to “GOV DICKSON APPOINTED MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF VISITORS AT PRESTIGIOUS LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, USA”

  1. UFUOMA KOMITI August 5, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    CONGRATS! HE WHO THE CAT FITS, SHOULD WEAR IT.

  2. Mienpamo Onitsha Saint August 7, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS TO GOVERNOR DICKSON ON A WELL-DESERVED HONOUR

    The Bayelsa Social Media Committee heartily felicitates with His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State on his appointment as Visitor of the prestigious Lincoln University, United State of America.

    We are aware of your monumental strides especially as regards the aggressive pursuit of Human Capital Development in the State since you assumed office. Your declaration of Free Education; the expansion of the Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, the massive construction work going on in the educational sub-sector and the establishment of more schools to produce a stock of manpower to drive the economy are not only commendable but unprecedented in the history of Bayelsa State. We know that your handwork, visionary leadership and sincerity of purpose won you the prestigious honour because there are no short cuts to anyplace worth going.

    We pray God to enable you rededicate yourself to the commitment of improving the lot of Bayelsan and by extension Nigerians and to use the appointment as to attack similar partners to boost human capital development in our dear State. Your Excellency, Sir more victories, honours and laurels are coming your way as you work relentlessly to place the State on the orbit of accelerated development.

    Once more, Congratulations on a well-deserved honour.

    Courtesy: Bayelsa Social Media Committee
    August 6, 2013

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