The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State has said that he learnt the life of service to mankind from his late parents.
Governor Dickson made this statement while receiving the members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on a condolence visit led by the Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson on Wednesday 21st August at Toru Orua town, the country home of the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson.
The governor who crediting his strong affinity for service to his parents also stressed that the virtues of selflessness and humility were key in rendering service to humanity. He equally used the opportunity to stress that his parents thought him not to abuse privileges which they exemplified throughout their lives.
“There are some people you do favors for and all they do in return is complain and rain abuses but all through my political life, my parents never bothered me. They rather showed contentment, love towards all and service to mankind.
My mother encouraged me to be the best I could be, thought me service and public good’.
The governor while expressing gratitude to God for the cordial relationship he shared with his late mother Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson, encouraged parents and guardians to pay particular attention to the proper upbringing of their children and wards. Governor Dickson maintained that people’s characters are but a reflection of their upbringing.
Governor Dickson urged parents and guardians to always exemplify the life of service, teach humility and contentment, support their children spiritual, emotionally and most of all, consistently pronounce blessings on them. This he said will promote a safe and sane society.