The Robert Sunday Iworiso Foundation, Friday, appraised the achievements of Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, saying he had kept faith with the dreams of the state founding fathers.
The Non-Government Organisation (NGO) established by former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in honour of his late father, rejoiced with Dickson and the people as Bayelsa marked 21st anniversary.
The Director of the foundation, Chief John Alphonsus Iworiso in a statement said despite numerous challenges, Bayelsa had continued to experience rapid progress.
The statement recalled the agitation for the creation of the state and the efforts of the founding fathers and said everyone was proud of the numerous achievements made so far by the state.
It commended Dickson for keeping alive the dreams and visions of the founding fathers through deliberate programmes and policies that had changed the face of the state and positioned it for greatness.
The foundation listed Dickson’s achievements as the transformation of the health sector, revival of education, revamping of Agriculture, massive investment in critical public infrastructure, amongst others.
The NGO prayed Bayelsans to rally round and support the government of the day in order to sustain the existing peace and move the state forward to its deserved height.
It condemned in strong terms those who never see anything good in what the government had done because of their self-serving agenda and urged them to put Bayelsa first.
The statement said: “The administration of His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has done well in every parameter to measure performance in governance. Look at the public sector reforms, the new level of transparency and accountability and so on. As an NGO we are proud of the new things happening in the state.
“It is therefore imperative to call on Bayelsans to join hands with the government to achieve more success. This is not about ‘I don’t like the governor or I don’t belong to his party’, far from it. It is about our collective future as a people.
“How long are we going to engage in Pull Him Down Syndrome and other acts inimical to our growth. The time has come to jettison selfish and individual interest. Politics will come and go so will leaders but our state will remain for us. God has ordained it now that it is Seriake Dickson and we must accept it so”.