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Jerry Gana, Maku, Odeh unveil Bayelsa information house


Jerry Gana

Three former ministers of information, Prof. Jerry Gana, Labaran Maku and John Odeh yesterday, inaugurated the multi-purpose Bayelsa Information House in Yenagoa.

The ministers, who were led to the edifice by the Governor Seriake Dickson, his wife, Rachel and the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commended the government for attaching importance to information dissemination.

Gana, who led the other ministers and editors to unveil the building, said it was a great honour to perform the ceremony, adding that the building would be a source of enlightenment and education for residents.

“I had a great privilege earlier on when I was the Minister of Information to open the Radio House in Abuja.

“This is going to be greater than radio house because in democracy, information dissemination is very important.

“The people must be well educated, mobilised and directed in such a way that they will be able to choose clearly,” he said.

He described Dickson as God’s gift to the people of the state, saying his emergence was made possible by democracy.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State chapter of Ohanaeze Youth Congress (OYC) has joined the calls for either a comprehensive restructuring of the country or allowing the component parts to go peacefully.

State Chairman of OYC, Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, said this yesterday at the commissioning of the Bayelsa Information House as part of activities to commemorate the sixth anniversary of Governor Dickson’s administration.

He said that recent comments by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the desirability of state police and the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee report on restructuring were indications that the issue had been widely accepted.

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