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Governor Dickson unfolds his 6 years achievement in office .Says development of the state is a collective responsibility

                                        By Inegbagha Majesty

   Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has released the achievements recorded by his administration for the 6 years in office.
Making the revelation while declaring open the Inter Ministerial/Agency Briefing at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson said all sector of the economy have experience unprecedented achievement.
   The Governor who spoke through the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah (rtd) highlighted some of the landmark achievements to include revamping of education sector, provision of adequate security to make the state one of the safest in the country.
The Governor also used the forum to charge the people to see the development of the state as a collective responsibility by making positive suggestions that would move the state forward.
   The presentation of achievements commenced with the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
   Presenting the score card of his Ministry, the Honourable Commissioner, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo said the Ministry initiated about 104 projects under Governor Dickson’s administration which include public buildings and roads, bridges and Jetties.
   According to him majority of the projects have been completed while some are ongoing.
   The projects he mentioned includes Ijaw National Academy, building of Isaac Adaka Boro Town, construction of Ecumenical Centre Igbogene, Governor’s lodge at Sagbama, Diagnostic Centre and staff quarters, secretariat annexes, Iconic Governor’s office, deputy Governor’s residence, 10 new commissioners quarters, 4 new annexes secretariat, police station at the commissioners quarters, state archives and VIP lodge.
   Others are Security Command and Control Centre, Guard Brigade Quarters, staff pavilion, Governor’s lodge in Nembe, Medical staff quarters for House Officers at FMC, club house at Onopa, Toro-Orua pavilion, Odi pavilion, Nembe police station, police station at Ofoni, the University of Africa, Senate building in NDU and a meeting place in Amassoma.
   Enumerating further, he said the ministry also executed College of Agriculture Ofoni, now part of the university Government House,  police station at Azikoro, police station at Turo Orua, Government Lodge in Abuja, Government House Gate, police station, supermarket and restaurant at 500 bed hospital, Heliport at Government House, police station at Bayelsa Palm and police station at Otuoke.
   The ministry also constructed Bayelsa Transport Company Terminal road close to Swali, construction of market stall at Agoro, completion of Izon warri House, the Armory at State Police Headquarters, dualization of Opolo – Elebele road, dualization of Azikoro road, dualization of Road Safety Road,-Ovom, dualization of Water Board road Ovom, dualization of the road from AIT to Bayelsa Palm and GloryLand Igbogene road as well as reconstruction of Tombia – Etegwe road.  Others include construction of access road to Boro town, access road and internal roads at Ijaw National Academy, construction of internal roads in Nembe, internal roads in Krokrosei, completion of Oguobiri Torubene Bridge, completion of Access road to Oguobiri Bridge, construction of internal roads at Toru-Orua, construction of Old Assembly Quarters Bye-Pass and the construction of the Flyover in Bayelsa.
   Other projects he mentioned include the Bayelsa International Airport,  construction of some internal roads to link Angalabiri and Toru Orua, internal roads in Agbere and Odoni, access roads to the Bayelsa International Airport, access roads to the Heliport, Tourist Island Bridge Onopa ongoing, construction of road at St. Stephen Church  Otueke, construction of raod at some plots in Azikoro, Construction of Sagbama - Ekeremor road, re-surfacing Sagbama East West road junction, construction of Swali Ox Bow Lake road and access road to Heroes park.
   The commissioner said the ministry has constructed Jetties in some communities and the shore protection line at Toro Orua is ongoing; constructed Jetty at Isampou, Internal roads to Agoro while the ministry is also doing some internal roads at Kolaama , clearing of a road across Oguobiri bridge, constructing a road in Opolo and  the road to the Nembe palm is under construction.
   “We are constructing a road around Swali market, Yenagoa – Oporoma road will be given priority. We constructed road to Akaba – Obogoro and the deeper Life road. We contributed and completed Nembe road. We started construction of Imiringi Bridge and it will be completed by June this year.
   We completed a new Government House Car Park while Justice Tabai road has also been constructed and completed.”
Through intervention and collaboration, SEEFOR Projects, we have been able to construct over one hundred concrete walkway within Yenagoa and its surrounding environment among other numerous projects,”he stated.

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