Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has challenged Nigerians to embrace unity as a vehicle to move Nigeria forward.
The governor threw the challenge at the 2013 Ojude Oba festival, even as he thanked chairman of Ogun State Council of Traditional Chiefs, Oba Dr. Sikiru Adetona for the honour of chairing the festival.
A statement from the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson quoted Dickson as noting that the invitation would help to strengthen the bond of unity between the people of Bayelsa and Ogun states. as well as the Yoruba.
“Identifying himself with his great maternal root, Governor Dickson remarked that, he would always identify with the people of Ijebuland and continue to play his roles as a bridge builder and source of unity amongst the various ethnic divides in the country,” the statement said.
The Awujale had welcomed the governor, describing the homecoming as a confirmation of the adage “Ori Ade kii sun ita” meaning, the crown prince never misses his roots.
The Awujale described Governor Dickson, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Edmund Allison-Oguru, as a scion of the Awujale royal dynasty.
Source: Pointblank News