Dignitaries such as the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson, state and national lawmakers, commissioners and other top government officials were in attendance.
The beneficiaries of the Bayelsa State government secondary scholarship programme have been challenged to be worthy ambassadors of the state and Ijaw nation by excelling in their academic pursuits.
Governor Seriake Dickson, who gave the charge when he paid an unscheduled visit to the Teachers Training Academy, Bulou Orua, where the students are being temporarily accommodated, described the institution as a flagship secondary school.
Some of the prominent government officials, who graced the event include, Senator Foster Ogola, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson, Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, state legislators, commissioners and top ranking security officials.
The Bayelsa State Government has set up a committee chaired by the paramount ruler of Ogboin clan, in Southern Ijaw local government area, King Oweipa Jones Ere to resolve the issues concerning boundary adjustment between the Niger Delta University and its host community, Amassoma.
The committee was constituted during a meeting involving Governor Seriake Dickson, the leadership of the NDU and the people of Amassoma community in Government House, Yenagoa.
Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta has commended the government of Bayelsa State for its anti-corruption campaign, which has made the state maintain an enviable record, as one of the least states in the country with corruption cases.
According to him the commitment of the present administration to fight corruption in the state is very commendable and urged Governor Seriake Dickson not to relent, as his brave efforts will continue to produce good results.
Speaking shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Governor, the chairmen led by Chief Thompson Okorotie described the designation of the area for grazing activities, as a strategic security move to enable the government restrict the activities of herdsmen and monitor them.
Hon. Dickson, who spoke when he met with Ijaw youth leaders from across the Niger Delta , who paid him a solidarity visit, told the youths that, development could only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.