The National Union of Road Transport Workers Motorcycle, a.k.a (Okada) Branch in Sagbama Local Government Area, led by Suoyai A. Suoyai paid a solidarity visit to the former Governor of Bayelsa State Chief Henry Seriake Dickson at his country Home in Toru Orua.
Speaking on behalf of the Motorcycle (Okada) Union Suoyai thanked the former governor for always remembering them as his children. He said they came to show solidarity and support to him and appreciate him for his show of love and care towards them.
“Chief Dickson is one of the few politicians that always remembered us in the scheme of things even when he was the governor of the state and after he has lift office, today most of us can now drive down to other communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area by carrying passengers with our motorcycle due to the road he constructed that has made the transportation business in the two LGAs, more lucrative and attractive to our people in this line of business, Suoyai said.
He continued, “This had boost the Local economy and put food on our table, in a nutshell the good hand work of the former governor has made our motorcycle business increase and easy, we can now comfortably carry someone from Sagbama junction to Ekeremor and charge the sum of 3500, these are the hidden gains and benefits of infrastructural development that affects the lives of our people positively.
“For those who do not know, the more we make more money from our motorcycle business, the more it attract more youths who do not have jobs to come and join the business, this is one of the end effect on our people, when a leader who loves his people developed the state, it help to transformed the living standard of the citizens for good.
“We did not, just come to show solidarity and support, but we all have our PVCs as registered voters, and we are ready to come out in mass to vote for you on the day of the bye election.
In his response, the former Governor admonished them not to look down on themselves and give up in life as Okada raiders but appreciate their little beginning.
“Owning to the fact that every great man you see today started as nobody, so you must keep hope alive and keep doing what is right and keep doing what you know how to do best, don’t forget to put God first and believed in Him, in the later end, the greater you will manifest, Dickson said.
He narrated how he started as a Policeman and in the night he will not sleep but to stay awake to guide people and later went to school and gradually God took him to the level he is today.