Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended the Bayelsa State Governor for maintaining peace and security in the state.
Obasanjo said Dickson had shocked him with his developmental stride, adding that other states in the country must learn from the governor on the issue of security.
According to him, one of the things Nigeria needed to do and do well was the issue of security.
Obasanjo said this in Bayelsa State on Friday where he went for the inauguration of some projects done by Dickson.
He was also conferred with automatic Bayelsa State citizenship and chieftaincy title.
He said, “One of the things that struck me about your (Dickson’s) administration is the relative peace that you have maintained in the state. I do not know how you have done it, may be we should all come to learn under your tutelage.
“This is so because one of the things we need to do and do well today in this country is the issue of security. Security is, and of course, stability.
“The point is this: If one state is in peace, secured and safe in Nigeria, it is an example to others and it goes a long way because the aggregate peacefulness, the aggregate security and the aggregate security is what makes for peace, security and stability of our country.
“You called me a Bayelsan and I ought to be. I said to the governor that any good man must feel proud to be called a Bayelsan. Because here, you have seen real transformation. If there is a place where you can say, come and see transformation taking place, this is one place in the country.”
He therefore suggested that the younger generation should be accommodated in the nation’s political leadership because “although they are future leaders, tomorrow might not come again.