By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA—BAYELSA State Government has thanked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for spending three days in the state commissioning remarkable projects such as the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, a world class diagnostic centre and the aquaculture village with 500 fish ponds.
The commissioning of the projects was part of activities to mark the sixth anniversary of Governor Seriake Dickson’s Restoration Government which also saw the former president inspiring future leaders of the state during a special interactive session at the Ijaw National Academy.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement, yesterday, said Obasanjo’s visit to Bayelsa was a rare privilege and a great honour to the government and people of the oil-rich and fast developing state.
According to him, the historic visit will remain memorable in the annals of the state, noting that the former Nigerian leader came despite his very busy schedule.
The commissioner also commended immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, for hosting Obasanjo at their country home in Otuoke.
He also thanked former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Murktar Shagari, former Minister of Information and Prof. Jerry Gana for commissioning the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme office and the Malaria, Tuberclosis, HIV/AIDS Research Centre.