Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson who succeeded, Chief Timipre Sylva as governor of Bayelsa State was being rated high as a performing governor in terms of infrastructural development, Education, Peace and Security amongst others, but that observers have noted, is not all that the governor was expected to do for the people of the State in governance.
Hon.Seriake Dickson who was celebrated at inception by Christian Leaders in the state because of his Christian background feel that the Governor may have turned away his face from his Christian brethren on affairs related to Christian Pilgrimages.
Clergymen and the laity in the State agreed that, Governor Dickson was giving too much attention to Politics by sponsoring many social activities, while, playing down on the very important Christian Pilgrimage, which is not a ceremony, but a Spiritual exercise that benefits both the State and the Country.
The governor, according to the Christians should have been the first in the list to sponsore Pilgrims to the Holy Land Israel, for Bayelsans to join other Christians accross the Country as part of Nigerian  Delegation to pray for Bayelsa State and our Country, Nigeria; especially now that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian leader, who is a son of the soil is the President of Nigeria.
The Christian family in the state believes that Governor Dickson being an astute Christian will not truncate the 2014 Pilgrimage or any other Pilgrimages in the State. But the worry is that, Christians in other states including Moslem led states in the Country
 were seen in the forefront in their droves going to the Holy Land Israel, while Bayelsa which aught to be the number one does not know when to start the journey.
The Christian family used the medium to call on the State Government to consider Christian Pilgrimages as priority area in her annual budgets, so as to avoid such unnecessary delays in the future; while calling on their governor and Christian brother, Brother Seriake Dickson to use his good offices to effect timely departure of the 2014 batch of Bayelsan Christian Pilgrims to the Holy Land Israel.

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