Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation Daniel Iworiso-Markson has again called on youths to work with the administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to sustain the peace the South-South state currently enjoys.
He renewed the call in his office in Yenagoa when a group from Ogbia Kingdom, Obhan-Olei Youth Assembly, paid him a courtesy visit.
Iworiso-Markson noted that the current administration had worked hard to maintain peace in the state, which accounts for the reason why meaningful development is happening across every local government.
According to him, as major stake holders, it is the responsibility of youths to work with the government to fight crime and criminality in every community.
He charged them to carry out enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of hard drugs, cultism, thuggery and other social vices.
“We have achieved so much in the last six years because of the peace in the state. His Excellency, the Governor, has provided the enabling environment for people to live and do business freely without any form of intimidation and harassment. We want to leave behind a more peaceful and secured state. But this can be made more possible if youth groups like yours partner with the government to talk to other youths. I see all of you as very responsible. I make bold to say you are the future leaders of tomorrow. We will leave the state in your hands so you cannot afford to fail us,” the Commissioner stated.
Iworiso-Markson, pledging the desire of the government to support the group to achieve their objectives, thanked Goveror Dickson for his commitment to the Ogbia people as evident in the many projects in the area.
He seized the opportunity to charge the group to mobilize their members to register in the ongoing Voters Registration exercise in order to participate in the 2019 General Elections.