Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has urged the people of the state, particularly those in positions of authority to see such positions as platforms to impact positively on humanity.
Governor Dickson made the remark during the March, 2014 monthly Praise Night at the King of Glory Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa.
As the people were being ushered into a new month, he enjoined them to reflect on their struggles and achievements in life, noting that power comes only from God and service to God can be achieved through service to mankind.
Governor Dickson noted that political power should not be regarded as a means to an end but rather as an opportunity to improve the overall wellbeing of the people they were meant to serve in fulfillment of God?s purpose on earth.
According to him, the monthly praise night is a period to express appreciation to God as a government, for His mercies and blessings upon the State and country as a whole as well as the support being enjoyed by his administration.
In a sermon delivered by Pastor Tamarakuro-deinyefa Eyidoude said praising God for His goodness was one of the greatest gifts one could offer to the Lord to attract more blessings.
Making references to the book of Psalms 50, verse 23 and Leviticus 19, verse 23, Pastor Eyidoude said God elevates those who praise and worship Him in truth and spirit.
He expressed optimism that through the instrumentality of praise and worship, God would continually elevate the Ijaw Nation and urged Governor Dickson to sustain the monthly praise night programme.
Deputy Governor, retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. KonboweiBenson, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Edmond Alison-Oguru, former Governor of the State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Former Military Administrator of Delta and Ebonyi states, Chief Walter Feghabo-Amain, Head of Service, members of the state legislature and Executive Council were among other top government officials that were in attendance.