Dickson stated this during the official launch of the New Yenagoa City within Yenagoa, the capital city, at the DSP Alamieseiyegha banquet hall, Government House, Yenagoa.
Dickson started with the presentation of lands to the former Presidents that have served the country including former President, Goodluck Jonathan and Former Military President, Abdulsalam Abubarkar.
The former heads of State also include President Muhammad Buhari, who served as Military head of State and former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Late Sani Abacha.
Also gifted with lands and Certificate of Occupancy are former State Governors, State Assembly members and the Security formations in Bayelsa State including the Nigerian Police Force, the Nigerian Navy and the Joint Military Task Force code-named the Operation Delta Safe.
Governor Seriake Dickson, while speaking at the launch held at the Banquet Hall of the State Government House, said the presentation of lands to the former heads of state was in recognition to their contributions to Bayelsa and the nation at large.
Governor Dickson noted that his administration has, in the last seven and half years, building on the dreams of past administrations in the state,’ it took a lot of hardworking, dreams and vision.’
He called on the people present at the occasion to shun divisive rumours being peddled about Bayelsa State, ‘ the State is more united for development and at peace with itself. We encourage investment in real estate with the immediate signing of Certificate of Occupancy in spite of political differences.
Also speaking, the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan commended Governor Seriake Dickson for the landmark projects in the state including the New Yenagoa City project and said he is pleased with the state.
Jonathan also pointed out that a similar project was muted by his administration in the state before his elevation to the position of the Vice President, insisting that the Dickson administration is actually building on the dreams of the past administration.
In his submission as the Chairman of the Occasion, the former military president, Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, said he is delighted that the state has developed under the administration of Gov. Seriake Dickson. ‘I can’t believe that Yenagoa has developed to this level. Yenagoa is one of the fastest developing city in the country. The vision of the new Yenagoa City is laudable.”