Leadership (Abuja)

8 January 2013

Nigeria: Dickson Proceeds On Leave, Deputy Becomes Acting Governor

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson yesterday announced his decision to proceed on a two-week break after a very busy schedule of duty in the last quarter of 2012, automatically making the Deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah, the acting Governor of the State.

According to a statement issued from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Markson-Iworiso, the two weeks break is part of the Governor's 2012 annual vacation, which he did not observe because of very pressing state assignments.

According to the statement," the two weeks period will afford the Governor the opportunity to rest and prepare for the task of delivering quality service and the dividends of democracy to the people of the State in 2013.Governor Dickson is however, expected to take time off of his break to attend the closing formalities and wreath laying ceremony of the 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day on the 15th of this month in Yenagoa."

Governor Dickson, according to the statement, called on the people of the state to remain steadfast in their support for the programmes and policies of the government, stressing that the Governor's absence will not in any way affect government activities in the state.

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