|Chief Seriake Dickson|
The governor of Bcaayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson has announced that his administration will not relent in her efforts at sponsoring Christian Pilgrimages to the Holy Land Israel.
Chief Dickson stated this, while addressing Clergy men and women in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa who were in government House to felicitate with him, on the occasion of his 48th birthday.
According to him, his Restoration government was impressed with the Clergy for their continued support to the Federal and State governments through their tireless work of prayers.
The Governor used the medium to call on the people of the state to rally round the President, Dr, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, especially now that the nation was moving closer to the 2015 elections.
To this end, he said, Clergy men and women of the state across the eight local government areas will be sponsored to the Holy Land Israel this year. to pray for the peace and progress of Bayelsa State and Nigeria in the 2014 Pilgrims exercise.
Earlier in his speech, the spokesman of the group and General Overseer of the Royal House of Grace, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, gave kodos to the governor for his development strides, and wish him and his wife more fruitful years ahead with assurances that the Clergy will continue to pray for the state and the Federal governments.
It will be recalled that last Year, 2013, the governor, Chief Dickson told the Executive Secretary National Pilgrims Commission, Mr. John F. Kennedy Opara, that his administration was going to withdraw from sponsoring Pilgrimages, to the Holy Land, He, however reluctantly sponsored an insignificant number of Pilgrims, despite the fact that, a Christian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was the one to lead a Nigerian Delegation to the Holy Land, yet the number of Bayelsan Pilgrims was the least across the nation.
Meanwhile, the governor has been appreciated for the laudable idea, but called upon to consider and include some Journalists and other professionals who are Christians to partake in this year's Spiritual exercise.