Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Sunday arrived at the Government House after about three weeks abroad, thus dispelling rumours of his poor health.
Dickson, who arrived in Yenagoa at about 6.30 p.m. told curious newsmen: “Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson is as fit as fiddle by the grace of God.
“This is no time for distraction and we know those who are spreading this because they are seeing us doing what they couldn’t do for five years.
“I was never hospitalised in London. But you know, as usual, when you do this type of hectic thing, every year, every summer, most times when I travel out, I do regular checks.
“I had a very fruitful trip abroad, which was primarily to interact with people to drive the economy of Bayelsa State.”
Dickson expressed his determination to put the state on the world economic map.“That means the Bayelsa Development Corporation must have an international headquarters in London, which is the financial capital of the world.
“In the next one or two months, the Bayelsa Development Corporation will be fully launched in London.”
He said that the management board and committee for the corporation would be announced in a few days time.
“We will have an international luncheon and sell the state to the international community and the world at large.
“I am not one governor who likes to travel. For those of you who have been here for some years, you must be very familiar with frequent travelling of governors of this state and I have been here as governor for six months without any leisure trip.” NAN