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Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by BayelsaLegacy: 10:01am On May 25, 2018
Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria was in dire need of restructuring and devolution of power, saying without it there will not be stability in the states of the federation.

The governor who met President Buhari behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said that there was the need to carry every section of the country along and that the government should as a matter of urgency have a change in the approach to security management especially in the Niger Delta region.

Fielding questions from state House correspondents after the meeting, the Bayelsa State governor said he had a frank discussion with the President with regard to the ongoing debate on restructuring of the country.

According to him, “I am here this afternoon to see the President and to confer with him on critical national issues and also to issues that are pertinent to the stability, security and development of Bayelsa state and the Niger Delta region.

“And we had a very fruitful discussion and I am grateful to the President for the opportunity he afforded me to intimate him on the challenges and also of the prospects.

“You recall that since my re-election this is the first time I would be here, I am not a regular visitor here. So I thank the President for availing me the opportunity to share perspectives on very serious issues on security, stability and development of Bayelsa and the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

“We talked about the need to revisit the Brass energy, we talked about the need for change in approach to security management in the Niger Delta, we talked about the challenges of stabilizing the Niger Delta and the need for federal support.

“We talked about a whole range of other issues including what we think should be the final response to the ongoing debate about devolution and I believe that we had a very fruitful interaction.”

On what were his concerns on the issue of security and what he would want the President to do, Dickson said, “I had a discussion with the President, he is the President and Commander-in-Chief, he is the leader of the country and these issues are beyond partisan politics and we had a frank discussion.

“He understands the issues because he served in that region during the war when he was a younger officer, he is familiar with the challenges that I have come to discuss with him and I look forward to collaborating and working with the President with the security officials to advance security in the region.

“Governors of the Niger Delta region are doing a lot and as governors we will continue to do our best, working with the security agencies, we should be apolitical in supporting constituted authorities in the States. We expect that this interaction will yield positive results.”

Also commenting on his meeting with the Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, he said, “I was in Kaduna to confer with my brother friend and colleague the governor of Kaduna State. As you know, he chairs the APC panel on restructuring or devolution. And that panel as far as I am concerned did a good job.

“What we need is what it agreed upon to expand the scope of consultation. My view is that all parts of Nigeria needs to be carried along and especially the leadership of Northern Nigeria. It needs to be engaged and contacted and their buy-in and support. It is not only essential, it is indispensable to the success of the new Nigeria we are trying to carve.

“Not only have I visited governor El-Rufai, in the next coming days and weeks, I will be visiting a lot of my colleagues in other parts of the country I will be visiting and interacting with a lot of other opinion leaders and stakeholders.

“We are talking about our country and every part of the country has to be carried along. We need to interact and know what their fears and concerns and perspectives are so that we can at the end craft a position that will represent the collective aspirations of all parts of our country because this country is in dire need of devolution, this country is in dire need of a return to the essential founding fathers principles of our nation.

“That is when you can have stability in the States, that is when we would have unleashed the huge potentials that exist in every part of the country.”

Commenting on the value of the award given to you by the Leadership Newspapers, he said, “I was conferred with Leadership Award on the account of the modest efforts and investments we are making in the education sector in Bayelsa.

“There is no doubt that that sector has changed in Bayelsa over the past six years. We will continue to make more investments. I thank leadership, I thank all those who are working with me and the team. I am dedicating this award to the good people of Bayelsa state.”

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by fergie001: 10:03am On May 25, 2018
Don't waste your time,they also want to add water to the many portfolio?Militaricrasy...

But you,Mr. Democracy,what happened at Amasoma?
Have you reacted to it?
Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by buhariguy(m): 10:04am On May 25, 2018
This is a mature approach on to settled the issue of the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra,

You move around and consult with sensible leaders.
not like that insane leader,ezeife that were sponsoring the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU.

Instead of to be making noise upandan and insulting constituted authority as the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU were going about it,

That is still my cruise about the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra late supreme terrorist leader.

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by tj4luck: 10:07am On May 25, 2018
Please help the people of Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Ondo beg Buhari or federal government to consider us in the area of federal government project execution and appointments. Four year term is about to complete yet no project is being done especially in Osun state even the federal secretariat that was started long ago in Osogbo had been stopped due to unknown reasons. The only regions that feel the presence of federal government in terms of road infrastructure and other meaningful projects are the whole of northern region and some parts of SS and SE. Is Osun state not part of Nigeria? The level of marginalization of Osun state in allocating federal projects is so alarming that you can't point to a particular project that is being handled by federal government and Yoruba is clamoring for true federalism you say no, tell us a good reason we should stop the agitation with this style of government that's only favorable to the North. You take the resources from us and use it to develop Northern region alone, this is not fair. Thank God for the governor we have in Osun. He has really tried his best in the area of projects execution. And Fasola is there as minister going up and down pleasing the North you should remember you are coming back home when the government is no more so that you won't end up regretting you had the opportunity to develop your region like Obasonjo.
Please come to our aid in Osun state if only for the road that link Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo together we will also feel the presence of federal government. Remember your change revolution started in Osun state and we helped you when you needed us.
Thanks

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by yenifasingha(f): 10:27am On May 25, 2018
YES, HE HAS....
fergie001:
Don't waste your time,they also want to add water to the many portfolio?Militaricrasy...

But you,Mr. Democracy,what happened at Amasoma?
Have you reacted to it?
Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by yenifasingha(f): 10:32am On May 25, 2018
OGA....WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH HATE IN YOUR HEART?
WHAT DID THE IGBOS DO TO YOU? AND ARE YOU THE ONE THAT KILLED NNAMDI KANU? AS YOU'RE CALLING HIM LATE SUPREME LEADER.
buhariguy:
This is a mature approach on to settled the issue of the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra,

You move around and consult with sensible leaders.
not like that insane leader,ezeife that were sponsoring the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU.

Instead of to be making noise upandan and insulting constituted authority as the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU were going about it,

That is still my cruise about the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra late supreme terrorist leader.

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by buhariguy(m): 10:43am On May 25, 2018
yenifasingha:
OGA....WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH HATE IN YOUR HEART?
WHAT DID THE IGBOS DO TO YOU? AND ARE YOU THE ONE THAT KILLED NNAMDI KANU? AS YOU'RE CALLING HIM LATE SUPREME LEADER.
I hate those that always make mouth.

The late nnamdi KANU boasted that nobody can arrest him if touch down on Nigeria soil.
I laugh at him.

He also boasted of bringing 2m jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra members to abuja the day the court will declare him as terrorist.
I laugh at him.
I knew that is the end of this vibrant jobless intellectually lazy idiotic pig of Biafra supreme terrorist leader.

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by yenifasingha(f): 10:43am On May 25, 2018
EYAH....SORRY. I FEEL YOUR PAIN. WE REALLY NEED TRUE FEDERALISM....
tj4luck:
Please help the people of Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, and Ondo beg Buhari or federal government to consider us in the area of federal government project execution and appointments. Four year term is about to complete yet no project is being done especially in Osun state even the federal secretariat that was started long ago in Osogbo had been stopped due to unknown reasons. The only regions that feel the presence of federal government in terms of road infrastructure and other meaningful projects are the whole of northern region and some parts of SS and SE. Is Osun state not part of Nigeria? The level of marginalization of Osun state in allocating federal projects is so alarming that you can't point to a particular project that is being handled by federal government and Yoruba is clamoring for true federalism you say no, tell us a good reason we should stop the agitation with this style of government that's only favorable to the North. You take the resources from us and use it to develop Northern region alone, this is not fair. Thank God for the governor we have in Osun. He has really tried his best in the area of projects execution. And Fasola is there as minister going up and down pleasing the North you should remember you are coming back home when the government is no more so that you won't end up regretting you had the opportunity to develop your region like Obasonjo.
Please come to our aid in Osun state if only for the road that link Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo together we will also feel the presence of federal government. Remember your change revolution started in Osun state and we helped you when you needed us.
Thanks

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Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by chuksjuve(m): 10:58am On May 25, 2018
Advising buhari on restructuring is like pouring water inside basket and expect it to get filled...

Restructuring to the north is the last thing on their mind..

Instead of advising him, boot him out and see Nigeria bounce back to wining ways ..

Enough said
Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by zombieserum(m): 11:10am On May 25, 2018
buhariguy:
This is a mature approach on to settled the issue of the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra,

You move around and consult with sensible leaders.
not like that insane leader,ezeife that were sponsoring the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU.

Instead of to be making noise upandan and insulting constituted authority as the late supreme terrorist leader nnamdi KANU were going about it,

That is still my cruise about the jobless lazy idiotic pigs of Biafra late supreme terrorist leader.
if you like spit out all the hatred in your heart your next hundred generations of almajiri to come can never have a great leader like nnamdi KANU,as you can see his prophecies are happening all over .
Re: Dickson To Buhari: Without Devolution, Restructuring, There Wont Be Stability by ovieogidi: 12:02pm On May 25, 2018
let president buhari listen to a governor that practices true democracy, not all this shenanigans happening called a federal government

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