PRESIDENT JONATHAN, DICKSON CALL FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF NIGERIANS IN THE ACTUALIZATION OF TRANSFORMATION AGENDA

2 Nov

 

L-right: Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina, Mrs. Ukpai, her husband, Rev. Dr. Umar Ukpai,Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, his wife, Rachael, Deputy Governor of the State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah rtd, Chairman of the State Traditional Ruler’s Council, HRM.King Godwin Igodo and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson jointly cutting the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration Cake at the. Samson Siasia Sport Complex in Yenagoa

L-right: Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina, Mrs. Ukpai, her husband, Rev. Dr. Umar Ukpai,Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, his wife, Rachael, Deputy Governor of the State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah rtd, Chairman of the State Traditional Ruler’s Council, HRM.King Godwin Igodo and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson jointly cutting the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration Cake at the. Samson Siasia Sport Complex in Yenagoa

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (centre) his wife, Rachael (right) and Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai (left) during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (centre) his wife, Rachael (right) and Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai (left) during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

02/11/2013
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday led other top dignitaries including, Governor Seriake Dickson, political bigwigs captains of industry and other eminent personalities to mark the 2nd Bayelsa Thanksgiving Day anniversary, calling for the support of the people at ensuring the success of the transformation agenda of the present administration at the State and Federal levels.

Speaking through the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade at the mainbowl of the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, President Jonathan said meaningful development could only take place in an atmosphere of peace and stability.

The President who hailed the State Governor for his leadership and initiative for instituting a thanksgiving day in the State, emphasized the need to thank God at all levels of Government for His divine protection and guidance as they strive to bring about peace, development and prosperity.

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (centre) his wife, Rachael (right) and Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai (left) during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (centre) his wife, Rachael (right) and Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai (left) during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

“With what the State Government is doing in terms of projects and programmes, the Government is keying into the transformation agenda of the Federal Government which, I believe the benefits of these will definitely turn things around quickly for the better.

On my part as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will remain committed and focused to keeping Nigeria united and peaceful under the banner of God who made it possible for me to be here as your elected President in that free and fair election”

He said the people must show gratitude to God for the peace being enjoyed in the country, despite what he described as a few distractions and expressed hope that Nigerians would rally round him in his quest to make the country one of the greatest economies of the world.

R-left: Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai, his wife, Mrs Ukpai , Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade rtd, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

R-left: Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Rev. Dr. Umah Ukpai, his wife, Mrs Ukpai , Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade rtd, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina during the Bayelsa State 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa

In his remarks, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson called for active participation in the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day, stating that the event is for every Bayelsan within and outside the country.

Governor Dickson who expressed appreciation to the people of the State for their show of support particularly the youths, whom he observed had not disrupted any on-going projects in the State.

According to him, the existing peace is also attributable to the efforts of traditional rulers, security and the unity among the three arms of Government.
“I can bear testimony to God’s abiding mercies and blessings upon this land. You are all aware of what is going on and our State is on a new page of hope. In spite of the numerous projects going on across the nooks and crannies of our State, I have never heard of any serious disturbance from any community that has led to any stoppage of work. And that is testimony to the goodness of God and to the peace, stability and development and therefore prosperity that has come to reign in all the parts of our State.”

In a message, the Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai, stressed the need for people to always appreciate God’s blessings irrespective of their challenges as they are stepping stones in life.

Commenting on the attitude of Nigerians towards thanksgiving, Rev. Dr. Ukpai noted that, most people are not given to such disposition but rather find faults in almost everything.”

Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Edmund Alison Oguru had earlier given a brief history of Bayelsa State.

L-right: Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, his wife, Rachael and the wife of ( Rev.Dr.Umah Ukpai )Mrs. Ukpai during the 2nd Bayelsa State Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa.

L-right: Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, his wife, Rachael and the wife of ( Rev.Dr.Umah Ukpai )Mrs. Ukpai during the 2nd Bayelsa State Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa.

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: