Governor Seriake Dickson has accused the Federal Government of abandoning Bayelsa state.
Dickson said “Our country left our region behind and we feel it more in this state even within the Niger Delta.
Bayelsa State is more deltaic than Delta State and more riverine than Rivers State and yet we are left to solely fend for our development such that today, we can’t get to Brass, Koluama, Ekeremor, Agge and Oporoma.”
“It is very clear that the Federal Government is not aware of the developmental challenges in this region. Bayelsa is embarking on a revolution in the areas of education, economy, health care and tourism. The state is the most peaceful among the Niger Delta states and is at peace with itself and with the rest of the country,” he added.
Seriake Dickson had earlier alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure did not benefit the Ijaws.
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