The immediate past 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.
He made the call at the weekend while delivering a speech as a Special
Guest of Honour at the first Ogbia Students Conference with the theme:
Education as the Panacea for National Development.
Iworiso-Markson who was represented by Surveyor Eteli Tuanam, said the
governor has done so well in developing human capacity in the state
through his massive investment in education and manpower development.
” Without education the future of this generation and those coming is
bleak.. That is why the present administration is investing massively in
that sector. All of you are witnesses to the fact that new schools are
been built while old ones are refurbished and well equipped.
“A good example is the IJAW NATIONAL ACADEMY in Kaiama. The school has
among other things 1,000 students and a British principal. Everything and
without mincing words everything is free. From textbooks to food, just
“So you can see clearly that through Governor Dickson’s massive investment
in education, the government is helping to prepare a new generation of
leaders that will help impact on the society positively”.
While commending the governor for his educational policy designed to
empower youths with the requisite knowledge to enable them take charge of
their future, the erstwhile Chief Press Secretary added that everywhere
in the world education is a potent tool to fight ignorance, poverty and
other social vices.
According to him, Ogbia Youths are not left behind in the governor’s
educational revolution and that is why it is important to call on all
Ogbia youths to rally round their leaders to support the Dickson
government to succeed.
The Commissioner designate who spoke briefly on the topic: “Dangers of
hard drugs and cultism; lamented that they both constitute two of some of
the major social vices that is very prevalent among young people in the
He stressed that hard drugs and cultism have become a menace and has
destroyed lots of lives, careers and futures and therefore urged the
students to stay away from them no matter the temptation so they could be
focused and achieve their life goals.