AS Nigerians from all
walks of life felicitate
with His Excellency,
Governor Henry Seriake
Dickson of Bayelsa
State on his 52nd
birthday anniversary,
the Governor has once
more reiterated his ban
on advertorials and
lavish celebration of his
birthday.
Rather than expend
resources on his
birthday, the Governor
urged government
appointees, friends and
well-wishers to channel
such resources to worthy
causes and charity work.
A statement by the
Governor’s Chief Press
Secretary noted that
Governor Dickson gave
the directive today
during a Thanksgiving
Service at the King
of Glory Chapel,
Government House.
He said he has floated
the Seriake Dickson
Foundation, noting that,
those who are moved
by the spirit of God to
donate for his birthday
could do so to the oundation to expand the
frontiers of the profound
ideals the foundation stands
for.
According to Governor
Dickson, the foundation,
which is aimed at
supporting and helping
the less privileged in
the society in the area of
literacy, maternal and child
mortality, culture, tradition
and language among others,
will be unveiled, with a
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Dickson pledges service
to God and man
AS Nigerians from all
walks of life felicitate
with His Excellency,
Governor Henry Seriake
Dickson of Bayelsa
State on his 52nd
birthday anniversary,
the Governor has once
more reiterated his ban
on advertorials and
lavish celebration of his
birthday.
Rather than expend
resources on his
birthday, the Governor
urged government
appointees, friends and
well-wishers to channel
such resources to worthy
causes and charity work.
A statement by the
Governor’s Chief Press
Secretary noted that
Governor Dickson gave
the directive today
during a Thanksgiving
Service at the King
of Glory Chapel,
Government House.
He said he has floated
the Seriake Dickson
Foundation, noting that,
those who are moved
by the spirit of God to
donate for his birthday
could do so to the
board to be inaugurated
soon.
“I’ve actually set up
the Seriake Dickson
Foundation, when the
board meets very soon
they will set out a date
that anybody who wants
to support no matter how
small and entrust to the
foundation.
Even after office, I would
like to use that foundation
to still be of service to humanity and God.
When the foundation
details are put, anyway
it pleases or touches
your heart, because the
foundation will support
and expand literacy in all
our communities, student,
maternal and infant care, the
promotion of our tradition
for posterity”
Governor Dickson
admonished the people to
continue to pray for him and
other leaders of the state as
their prayers is key.
He prayed for love, peace
stability and urged leaders
at all levels not to see
themselves as privileged
but respect the people they
are only to provide service
to humanity and to God.
He admonished the people
of the state to continue
to pray for him and other
leaders of the state as their
prayers remain key to the
success of his administration,
while also praying for love,
peace and stability, stressing
that, leaders at all levels
should not see themselves
as privileged, but respect the
people, as they are only to
provide service to humanity
and to God.
Wife of the governor, Dr. Rachael Dickson, who also
paid glowing tribute to her
husband, thanked God for
his life and prayed God to
continue to bless, preserve
and honour him.
The Secretary to the
Bayelsa State government,
Barrister Kemela Okara,
who described the
governor’s birthday as a
great day, said birthdays
are major milestones as
they remind us of God’s
goodness.
He stressed that
Governor Dickson’s life is
a testament of God’s love,
blessings and mercies and
wished him many more
fruitful years.
Also, in separate
remarks, Chief Judge of
the state, Justice Kate
Abiri and Mr. Monday
Obolo-Bobou, member
representing Southern Ijaw
Constituency 2, on behalf
of the House of Assembly,
congratulated the governor
on his 52nd birthday
and pledged to continue
with the harmonious
working relationship
among the three arms of
the Government to take
Bayelsa State to enviable
heights.

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