Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Seriake Dickson, has advised the Federal Government and the militants in the Niger Delta region to collaborates by working together to solve the issues affecting the region.
Governor Dickson, who said peace, dialogue and conscious building, would allow development in the region, urging the FG and the militants to come to dialogue so that peace and stability would reign again in the region.
Hon. Dickson gave the advice at the weekend during the Ekiti State University, EKSU, 21st Convocation ceremony where he was honoured with the institution’s Doctorate Degree in Public Administration in recognition of his exemplary leadership as representative of his people at the federal legislative body and governor of Bayelsa.
The event which took place at the main auditorium of EKSU, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Governor Dickson received the honour alongside the Chancellor of the University and monarch of Aramoko-Ekiti, Oba Abdul Azeez Olu Adegoke Adeyemi, and the Ekiti State born legal luminary, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode, while a total of 18,685 candidates received the institution’s PhD, Degrees, Diplomas and Post-graduate Diplomas.
Dr. Dickson said: “We are all concerned about the developments, all the leaders there are concerned about the recent tough surge of insurgency. We are collaborating on the way forward. Those of us who are governors in our states are working hard with traditional leaders and opinion leaders and security agencies and also collaborating with other private and corporate bodies to ensure that we put it under control.
“ The way forward is not war, war. It is jawjaw. The way forward is peace and dialogue, it is consensus building and that is quite what some of us are in support of, we are not in support of violence, we are not in support brigandage, we are not in support of destruction of strategic national assets and killings. …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot