Governor Dickson, who stated this on Monday while speaking on a live programme on Africa Independent Television, AIT, emphasized that, until the national economy is diversified, the country would continue to experience harsh economic realities.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Monday re-assured workers of the state that payment of salaries for the month of June 2015 will commence this week.
Speaking in a live interview on "Focus Nigeria " aired on the Africa Independent Television, (AIT) and monitored in Yenagoa, the governor said he had already authorized the payment of the salaries to commence from today (Tuesday July 7).
The governor in a statement issued Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, was reacting to the allegation by the chairman of APC in Bayelsa State, Chief Tiwie Orunimighe, that he was behind the internal crises.
The Bayelsa Development and Investment Corporation on Tuesday said the $3.5 billion Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical project to be sited at Odioma in Brass Local Government Area is expected to generate a turnover of $1.5 billion and employ about 30, 000 workers, especially indigenes.
The firm, therefore, predicted a prosperous future for the people of the state as the corporation intensifies action on restructuring the state economy and expanding economic opportunities.
Governor Henry Seriake of Dickson of Bayelsa State is expected back in the State later this week, at the end of his 10 days working leave.
A Government House statement says, the Governor, who used the opportunity to travel abroad, is scheduled to leave the United States on Tuesday, 30th of June and arrive Abuja on Wednesday, 1st of July, 2015, before returning to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital later in the week to resume duty.
When Hon, Henry Seriake-Dickson assumed office as Governor of Bayelsa State in February 2012, he inherited a massive debt profile of N332 billion from the administration of Chief Timipre Sylva. Through prudent management and commitment to the ethos of good governance, that debt today stands at N90 billion.
The Bayelsa State Government has reacted to accusations by some defectors and a body known as the Bayelsa Peoples Consultative Assembly against the state government and its decision to quit the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to join the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is to notify the general public and Bayelsans in particular, that His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State is to take a short break of seven working days, with effect from Monday, 15th of June, 2015.
The Governor will use the opportunity of his break to have a well deserved rest, after a busy period of political activities at State and National levels, before returning to consolidate on the restoration agenda of his administration.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has reminded the embattled former governor of the state and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva, that his era was the darkest days in the history of the State.
He, therefore, urged Sylva to consider his ambition of returning to Government House come 2016 as an illusion, because the people of Bayelsa now know better.
The Bayelsa State Government has reacted to comments credited to former Governor of the State, Chief Timipre Sylva, in some National dailies, where he accused incumbent Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of governing the people of the State by intimidating and putting fear in them.