A top brass delegation from Bayelsa State led by Governor Seriake Dickson has commended Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo for his total and unwavering support and loyalty to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The visit which held at the Office of the Vice President in the State House, Abuja on Thursday, had in the delegation prominent Bayelsa indigenes including former Governor, Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, members of the State Executive Council, Members of the State House of Assembly, members of the PDP, members of the National Assembly from the State; the traditional rulers in the State among several others.
The Vice President, who was visibly elated by the solidarity visit, assured them of his unflinching loyalty to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, noting that the confidence he receives from the President, spurs him to do even more.
He said “I want to assure you that I will personally continue to give my full support and loyalty to Mr. President. I also assure you that we will not allow anything to detract us. The Transformation Agenda of Mr. President is well on track. We are happy to note that today we have achieved a lot within this short period of over two years; we have achieved what several administrations were not able to achieve.”
“We will continue to work in the interest of Nigeria, we will continue to work as patriotic Nigerians and we will ensure that we deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians”, he also added
Vice President Sambo used the opportunity to intimate the delegation of some of the projects being executed by the Federal Government in the State, which included the Brass Natural Gas project and the Ship building yard promoted by NIMASA, which would make the State to be the first ship building State in West Africa. He added that the Federal Government was also supporting the State in the construction of an Airport and several other projects that would create wealth and jobs to the people of Bayelsa State and Nigerians as a whole.
Vice President Sambo also commended the Governor for his people oriented projects, expressing delight with the support that the State government had extended to the realisation of the Transformation Agenda.
The Vice President, who said in his retirement he would make Bayelsa State a second home, added that he would pick up the teaching of Architecture in the Federal University Otuoke.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to support you and work in the inertest of this country. The time has come that we need to put our hands together, we need to cooperate together to ensure that we succeed in this endeavour, to live peacefully, to cooperate and be our brothers keeper,” Arc Sambo further said.
Earlier the leader of the delegation and the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson disclosed that they were in the State House to express the unanimous appreciation of all the good people of Bayelsa State to the Vice President for his commitment, selfless dedication and transparent loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan.
While urging the President and the Vice President not to be detracted, he said “this is one Presidency that is united; this is one Presidency that is committed to delivering the dividends of democracy without rancour, without division and this is one Presidency that is poised to take Nigeria to higher glory.”
Speaking further Governor Dickson said “Mr. Vice President it is in appreciation of your transparent, demonstrated and demonstrable loyalty in the course of working and supporting the President; in the course of giving service to the people of this country; in the course of doing what you have been called upon to do, that the Government and good people of Bayelsa State here represented and the several others who are back home are here to convey our heartfelt appreciation to you and the President of the Federal Republic.”
“We are here because we consider you to be one of us, we are here because we admire what you are doing, supporting quietly and loyally, never complaining, everybody knows how smooth the Presidency runs. We know that with the two of you working as you are doing, with you giving support as you have been known to be giving, we know that the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government will succeed and is already succeeding and Nigerians will continue to reap the dividends of what you people are doing at the Federal level.”
In his remarks the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe also intimated the delegation of the projects being executed by his Ministry, particularly the East-West road which he said would be completed by December of this year and also nine skill acquisition canters that would be commissioned in March of 2014.