Bayelsa State is situated at the heart of the West African rain forest in the Niger Delta. With its superb greenery, mangrove and beautiful forests, the State has abundant supply of wildlife and fish. It is one of the most important areas in Nigeria in terms of biodiversity. The mangrove forest of the Delta is the largest in Africa and the 3rd largest in the world, thus, contributing immensely, to the oxygen supply of planet earth. The forests, mangroves and fisheries are vital to the livelihoods of the community.
Ahead of his inauguration for a second term in office on Sunday, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has said his re-election would be for greater service and consolidation in the area of security, stability, development and prosperity across the state.
Speaking with journalists in Yenagoa, he thanked Bayelsa voters, especially the youths and women for their belief and firm devotion to his aspiration during the election.
According to him, his second coming would be about their future, as he repeatedly claimed during the electioneering campaign.
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The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has expressed optimism that, despite the state low level of internally generated revenue (IGR), his administration's offer of 50% tax waiver for information, communication and technology-related investments will engender socio-economic development of the state in the nearest future.