Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has pledged the construction and donation of a building to the Edwin K. Clark Foundation in Yenagoa, the State Capital.
Governor Dickson, who made the pledge while speaking at the Foundation Dinner/Launch of the proposed Edwin Clark Foundation and University of Technology at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja, noted that, Chief Clark’s vision was in line with the education and youth empowerment policies of the Bayelsa State government.
He lauded Chief Clark for proposed Youth Development Foundation to be sited in Yenagoa and the University of Technology at Kiagbodo in Delta State, adding that the projects would be of immense benefit to present and future generations of the Nigerians.
While affirming his administration’s continued support for the two projects, the Bayelsa State Chief Executive urged other organizations and philanthropic individuals to support the Youth Foundation and University Projects, in order to enable Chief Clark realize his vision for his people to the fullest.
Governor Dickson used the occasion to appeal to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off their on-going strike in the interest of Nigerian Students, stating that a nation cannot be built when universities are shut down.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan has done well in the educational sector through the institution of good policies and programmes, under the Transformation agenda, and should be encouraged.
He also lauded Federal Government’s massive investment Nigerian Universities, describing it as the best in recent times and urged well meaning Nigerians to support the Governments investment in Education sector.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State