By Gabriel Ewepu
ABUJA- FOLLOWING the appointment by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, of a youth, Hon Ibarakumo Otobo, as commissioner nominee, for his cabinet, a youth leader from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State, Hon Ogidi Ben Bara, has commended the action.
Bara who described the appointment as promise fulfilled by the Governor, said the youth has been carried along in the governance of the state in different areas as they have been appointed to occupy vital positions in Dickson’s administration.
Otobo until his appointment was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Bayelsa Volunteers, and will be the youngest commissioner appointed in the executive council since Bayelsa State was created over 21 years.
He said: “We the young people in Bayelsa State have keenly watched the restoration government led by Governor Seriake Dickson, and we are happy with the way our governor has been carrying the youths along in his government by appointing them in vital positions and many young Bayelsans have empowered in different areas.
“I want to appreciate and commend the governor for appointing one of our youths, Hon Ibarakumo Otobo as commissioner nominee and soon will be given portfolio. It is highly commended because the governor believes in the potentials of young people and in his wisdom appointed Ibarakumo.
“I thank governor Dickson for fulfilling his campaign promises by injecting a young and vibrant youth into the executive council.
“Ibarakumo will be the youngest commissioner ever appointed in the history of Bayelsa State, and that record is created by the ‘Country Man Governor’. We see more of these appointments coming.”
He also urged youths in the state to cooperate and support the governor to successfully execute and complete all his programmes and projects across the state, and avoid being used by heartless politicians who does not mean well for them.
According to him the projects executed in the state were targeted at the youth in order for them to be in the driver’s seat to move the state forward and added that young people in positions should live up to expectation and be patriotic and not to disappoint the governor and Bayelsans.