Governor Dickson, who stated this in Atlanta at a dinner in his honour by Nigeria's Consulate-General in America, Ambassador Kayode Laro, said Nigeria is a great country with great opportunities and outstanding people, but has challenges like every other country, which are, however, surmountable.
IDYL, an undergraduate student at the State owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma hails from Kolokuma in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.
The state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Obuebite Jonathan congratulated the winner and described his victory as a morale booster for other teeming youths in the state.
He said IDYL with his scintillating performance has showed to the World that Bayelsa state is not and should not be seen as a place for militant activities.
Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, has commended the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for placing the state on the path of development, prosperity and peace.
While commending Governor Dickson for his developmental strides in a difficult and treacherous terrain, Rep Lee noted that, the Restoration Government has well-articulated policies and programmes, which if religiously implemented, could take the state from the backwaters.
The out-gone Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has called on youths of Ogbia Local Government Area to give the governor full support in his quest to make life more meaningful to them.
According to him, the governor has done so well in developing human capacity in the state, through his massive investment in education and manpower development.
Governor Dickson made the call at the swearing-in ceremony of his new Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei in Government House, Yenagoa.
The Governor, who underscored the need for unity among the people, said, he has no battles to fight in the Ijaw nation, other than promoting the Ijaw national interests.
According to Governor Dickson, his administration has kept faith with its policy of integrating Ijaw sons and daughters, in terms of appointments and scholarship programmes from its inception in 2012 to date.
Mr. Ottah-Agbo was until his present appointment, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations.
In view of the fore-going, the Governor has approved the appointment of Mr. Fidelis Soriwei to take over from Mr. Agbo, as the new Special Adviser on Media Relations.
His Excellency, the Governor has also approved the re-assignment of Dr. John Idumangi to the newly established Directorate of Policy and Programmes as the Director-General.
As part of measures to improve the educational system in public schools, the Bayelsa State Government has constituted a committee to collate data of civil servants whose degree qualifications are relevant to the teaching profession for the purpose of training and redeployment to primary and secondary schools.