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Dickson Laments Lack Of Confidence In Political Leaders

Posted: Jun 15, 2016 at 6:06 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Igoniko Oduma

Yenagoa – As residents in Bayelsa State continue to complain about hunger occasioned by the inability of the state government to pay salaries, Governor Seriake Dickson has lamented high level of the people’s lack of confidence in political leaders in the state.

Governor Dickson attributed the situation where people do not believe that something good could come out of their leaders to the long period of neglect and under-development of the Niger Delta region.

Dickson spoke on Monday while swearing in members of the students’ management committee set up by his administration to tackle student-related issues in the state with a view to re-orientating their values for positive development.

He stressed the need for students to work with government to enable it carry out the collective business of governance to move the state forward.

The governor said, “We need to work together and manage our processes of government and the way we carry out our collective businesses so that our society can get out of this crisis.

“I want a situation where students and the youth population in general are not misinformed. As future leaders, I want them to understand the real issues that government and other leaders have to deal with”.

Other terms of reference for the students’ management committee include collaborating with other youth bodies in the state towards managing the affairs of students as well as checking acts of cultism and other forms of criminality among the youths in general.

“I want a situation where the young people in this state will be the basis upon which political service must stand.

“For us, political service must mean an opportunity to serve our society first and oneself the least. However, the reverse is the case.

“But it is not their fault. It is as a result of faulty foundation and that is why our government is solving foundation problems on a daily basis since we came on board,” Dickson added.

The committee is chaired and co-ordinated by Ebipatei Apaingolo. Members of the committee are Evans Baribote, Eteli Tuanam, Atti Moses, Maxwell Obesi and Miss Imoemi Tombofa.

Others are Ipogi Tony, Oweifie Success, Fortune Jack, Jeremiah Owoupele, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on NYSC, Suoyo Appah and Tari Pori, SSA on Youths, Ekeremor LGA.