Former Military Head of State, late Sani Abacha was yesterday immortalized by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
Explaining why the late General deserved such recognition from the state government, despite his villain records during his reign in the country, Dickson said it was Abacha who created the state.
Announcing this, during the 52nd Independence Anniversary in Yenagoa, Dickson noted that the creation of Bayelsa State 16 years ago, gave the Ijaws a platform that would make them be in charge of their resources.
Dickson said his administration has concluded a plan to name a foundation stone for the construction of a 150 duplex housing estate after the late Sani Abacha.
The Governor described Abacha as a leader that was cherished by every single Ijaw man, due to his unprecedented contributions to the region.
He added that the Ijaw people are less concern about other Nigerians reactions or opinions of the late Military head of state’s regime, stressing that they would continue to celebrate him.
According to him, “General Abacha was one leader who loved Nigeria and the Ijaw nation and had the courage to do what was right by giving the Ijaw a homogenous state.
“Irrespective of whatever opinion people may hold, which is their legitimate right, Gen. Abacha by virtue of the creation of the homogenous state of the Ijaw nation, has earned a place in the heart of the Ijaw people for which we are eternally grateful.”