Femi Foleranmi, Yenagoa
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State is billed to continue his advocacy for the restructuring of the country at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State.
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement, on Sunday, that Govenor Dickson would deliver a major lecture on the raging issue of the restructuring of the country at OAU on Thursday, this week.
According to Iworiso-Markson, Governor Dickson was invited by the Vice Chancellor of the OAU, Prof . Eyitope Ogunbodede, on the topic “Restructuring and the Search for a Productive Nigeria,” as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer of the institution’s Faculty of Arts.
Governor Dickson has been in the forefront of the crusade for restructuring, true federalism, power devolution as the foundation for a stronger, egalitarian Nigerian nation.
The governor has advocated for a restructured Nigerian Federation built on fairness and justice which could aspire to be among the greatest in the world.
He has held series of meetings with political leaders across party lines where he demanded the implementation of the recommendations of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Committee on Restructuring led by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State.
The commissioner also quoted Governor Dickson as having said that the issue of restructuring would take a centre stage in the campaigns during the forthcoming general elections.
Iworiso-Markson said that it was the consistent view of Governor Dickson that the 2019 election would be a referendum on restructuring.
According to the commissioner, the Governor would also comment on pressing national issues considered to be in the general interest of the country.