By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa— Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, weekend sought divine assistance for the implementation of various policies of his administration as well as completion of the ongoing developmental projects in the state.
Speaking through his Deputy, Chief Werinipre Seibarugu while receiving the delegation of the Niger Delta Province, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, led by Archbishop, Ignatius Kattey, the Governor stressed the need for partnership between the government and the church.
Commending the efforts of spiritual leaders in the country, the Governor called on them not to relent in their efforts in interceding for the nation, particularly in the forthcoming 2011 general elections .
On the level of developmental projects in the state, Chief Sylva restated his resolve to make the state habitable for the people in terms of provision of social infrastructure, adding that his administration would not be deterred by the present economic constraints in the country.
“No matter the financial constraints, the present administration will not relent in developing the state and ensure the provision of basic amenities for the people in line with the objectives of the Millennium Developmental Goals, MDGs,” the Governor said.
He intimated the visiting clergymen of the various developmental projects his administration had embarked on, including the construction of regional water schemes in some rural communities to uplift the living standards of the people. Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Most Reverend Ignatius Kattey, pleaded with the present administration to uphold the tenets of democratic rule by ensuring the conduct of free and fair elections in 2011.
He also commended the Governor for his willingness to assist the church in times of need.