Nigeria’s Bayelsa promotes local traditions, customs
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE Bayelsa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion of traditional values and customs.
Governor Seriake Dickson stated this when members of the Nembe-Bassambiri
Council of Chiefs led, by its Chairman, Chief Eferebo-Igoma, paid him a
courtesy call at Government House in Yenagoa.
The governor argued the overlooking of traditions and customs was the major cause of moral decadence and other societal problems in contemporary time.
He commended the chiefs and people of Nembe for their efforts at preserving their ancient traditions and customs, which he noted, had given them a pride of place among the comity of tribes in the country.
He assured the Council of Chiefs of government’s support and expressed gratitude to them for cooperating with the present administration in maintaining peace, law and order in their various communities.
“As a lover of tradition, your governor will continue to encourage the propagation and preservation of our traditions so that we can hand them over to succeeding generations.
“I want to thank you all for the efforts you are making as a community to preserve peace, law and order. And let me assure you that as you do so, your government will continue to support and work with you,” Dickson assured the chiefs.
He asked them to inform government if they needed its support.
“Where there are developments that need government’s intervention, don’t
fail to let us know. Explore all avenues, personal as well as official to reach us, so that we can get abreast of such issues early enough and nip them in the bud,” Dickson said.
– CAJ News
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