Why I call Bayelsa Ijaw Nation’s Jerusalem – Gov. Dickson


Bayelsa State’s motto is Glory of All Lands but to the incumbent governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, another of its slogan is the Jerusalem of Ijaw Nation.

Dickson who will alight from his high office coming November after spending eight years said he was more in love with the second slogan which he owns the copyright.

The governor stated this in a statement his Special Adviser on Media, Fidelis Spriwei, released on the Monthly Praise Night and the 8th edition of the Easter Cantata programme organised by the state government in Yenagoa on Saturday night.

He said while speaking on how his successor will emerge: “Since we handed over our government to God, we have been reinforcing it through prayers and positive declarations that this state which I call the Jerusalem of the Ijaw nation shall not be handed over again to anybody who does not fear the authority of the Almighty God above.

“I will formally invite everybody in this state to pray because I feel that the next leader of our state is not going to be selected from my pocket. No I won’t do that; it’s too important a decision to come from one person.”

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