Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Tuesday, called on Ijaw leaders and people of the Niger Delta to work with government for peace and stability of the region.Dickson said this when the new Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apuchi Suleiman paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.The Governor averred that peace and stability of the region would attract investments in the area of infrastructure, which would encourage the people to pursue collective interests.
“You are aware that Bayelsa, your headquarters, is the epicenter of the Niger Delta region, but because of the posture of our government and the steps we have taken and the collaborations we have fostered and the willingness of the citizenry to collaborate with us and the hard work that the security agencies are doing, Bayelsa still remains the safest and the most stable state in the Niger Delta region,” he stated.
“Our achievement did not fall from the sky; it was as a result of the combined efforts of all of you and what the state government is doing. I want to use this opportunity to assure you that, the success of Operation Delta Safe is the success of our state and our government. The reason is that this government abhors piracy, we condemn criminality and in all forms that it rears its ugly head. We are zero tolerant to criminality,” he said.