Dickson stated this in a statement on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Mrs. Maryam Abacha, wife of Nigeria’s late former Head of State, Vanguard reports.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State Wednesday said the Ijaw nation would forever remain grateful to the Abacha family for the creation Bayelsa, an homogeneous Ijaw speaking state.
He recalled with satisfaction, the events that led to the eventual creation of Bayelsa State, which her late husband, General Sani Abacha presided over.
According to him, “the government and people of Bayelsa State will remain eternally grateful to the Abacha family for that singular act of love and concern for Bayelsans and the Ijaw Nation in general.”
He described the wife of the late former Head of State, Mrs. Maryam Abacha as a courageous, peaceful and loving woman.
Paying tribute to the matriarch of the Abacha family, the governor said “her love, support and wise counsel, were some of the driving forces behind the historic decisions of the late Military Head of State.”