Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has described the appointment of former National Chairman of Peoples? Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Bamanga Tukur as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation as well conceived and deserving of a man of his status.
While, commending President Jonathan for the appointment, he expressed the hope that, Dr. Tukur will bring his long standing experience in the private and public sectors to bear in his new position.
?The revival of the rail transportation is so dear to Mr. President and the transformation agenda of the Federal Government and with the massive investments in the sector and a capable hand like Dr. Bamanga Tukur, we are sure to have things working in record time?
Governor Dickson, who was speaking on the heels of his new appointment, noted that, the decision was not only a wise one, but one that will give the sector the needed boost and make life more meaningful for Nigerians and the economy in general.
The Bayelsa State Chief Executive also commended the Elder Statesman for his dedicated, selfless and committed services to the ruling Peoples? Democratic Party, PDP and the nation in general, describing him as a faithful and progressive party man, who has at various times jettisoned selfish motives and worked diligently for the overall benefit and progressive of the PDP and the country.
According to him, in every circumstance and situation, the elder statesman has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the PDP and always placed it above every other consideration.
?It is a thing of joy that, as a political party, we have people like him, whose maturity and loyalty to the party has continued to endure over the years and as a person and as a State, we are very proud of him and our prayer is that, God Almighty continue to grant him good health and wisdom to continually render quality service the nation, even as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation?
?He remains a father figure and a source of inspiration to majority of us and that is also why we will equally continue to appreciate him for his positive attributes?
The Bayelsa State Chief Executive was also full of gratitude to Alhaji Bamanga for always standing by President Goodluck Jonathan, even in the face of daunting challenges, adding that the Government and people of Bayelsa State will remain eternally grateful to him.