A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Wednesday performed the official opening ceremony of the new Bayelsa Government House, Yenagoa, built at the cost of N3.3 billion.
On the occasion, Gowon commended Gov. Seriake Dickson for the development strides of his administration.
“I must congratulate the governor on the structures that I have seen, especially on his new office complex.
“I urge you to continue to do the good work; your commitment to development is for the well-being of the citizens.
“To the people of the state, I must say that you have been supportive to the governor irrespective of the party you belong.
“I urge you to always play the good role for the betterment of the state,” Gowon said.
In his remark, Dickson expressed appreciation to Gowon and noted that infrastructure development was a priority for his administration.
“We are not just building structures like roads, bridges but a solid and befitting infrastructure that will serve for a long period of time.
“We embark on massive infrastructural development, especially on roads because we know its importance to mankind.
“Finally, I thanked everyone, especially the former head of state and the entire people of Bayelsa for all the support,” the governor said.
Gowon had earlier interacted with traditional rulers in the state at Bayelsa Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat in Yenagoa.