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Bayelsa Governor to establish cancer foundation in memory of late mother

By News Express on 23/08/2018

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•Bayelsa State Governor, Honorable Seriake Dickson
•Bayelsa State Governor, Honorable Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Honorable Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday underscored the need for all to join in creating the necessary awareness about cancer that has ravaged many lives.

Governor Dickson made the call when the State Executive Council members led by the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), paid him a condolence visit at his country home, Toru Orua in Sagbama local government area, over the death of his 72-year-old mother, Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson, popularly called Mama Gogo.

He disclosed that, a cancer foundation will be instituted in memory of his late mother to principally screen people and create greater awareness on the dangers associated with the scourge, among others.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Francis Ottah Agbo, quoted Governor Dickson as saying that, friends and other well-meaning individuals would be invited to support a worthy cause.

Governor Dickson, who said he lost his mother to cancer, expressed sadness over her departure, as she was his confidant, whose supportive role particularly in his upbringing and political life would remain indelible.

Describing his mother as a humble, kind-hearted, prayerful and an unseen major force, who saw him through many political battles, noted that her death has created a major vacuum in the Dickson family, the Toru Orua, Angiama communities and the state at large.

Governor Dickson also expressed gratitude to the Deputy Governor and the entire members of the Executive Council for their support in keeping the forte in his period of trial.

His words: “It’s clearly a trying time for me, the Toru Orua, Angiama communities and all those who came across her. My mum was not just a mother; she was my elder sister, confidant, and biggest cheerleader.

“At the end of every morning devotion, she gave me a motherly hug and pronounced blessings morning after morning. I have been through many political battles and no one has had tougher political battles than me in this state.

“My mum has been an unseen major force that has helped me through such battles. Her sudden departure has clearly left a major vacuum in my family, the Toru Orua community where she lived for well over 60 years. The community will miss her as we mourn her passing.”

In his remarks, the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd.), said they were in Governor Dickson’s hometown to identify with him in his moment of grief, describing the death of one’s parent as a major loss.

The Deputy Governor said God had blessed Mrs. Dickson, because she had produced the Governor of the state, who had made tremendous impact, not only in the state, but the Ijaw nation and Nigeria as a whole.

He also acknowledged Governor Dickson’s exemplary leadership qualities and the significant contributions and positive impact he has made both at state and national levels.

A minute silence was observed in honour of late Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson.

Other sympathisers, who also paid condolence visit to Governor Dickson in Toru Orua, were members of the State House of Assembly, the Governing Council of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma among others.

Source News Express

Posted 23/08/2018 04:33:29 AM

 

 

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