Governor Dickson made the declaration on Tuesday, while flagging off the 58th edition of the famous Odi Ogori Ba Uge festival, at Odi in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria.
Describing Odi as one of the biggest communities in Ijaw land, he acknowledged that the people had been supportive to the Peoples Democratic Party and his administration right from its inception, stressing that they deserved more dividends of democracy.
Governor Dickson maintained that the decision to re-award the contract was informed by his policy of completing every people-oriented project within the limits of available resources.
He also promised to build a befitting pavilion for the community to hold its social functions, urging the community leadership to provide land for the construction of the civic centre.
Governor Dickson said his government would award contract for the project and mobilise workers to site within the next three weeks, as well as support Odi in sponsoring the festival.
He further called on the people to resist any temptation that would divide them, advising them to pitch a united front to attract more development to the area.
Governor Dickson also unveiled an art work depicting a hunter and the killer of a buffalo and announced a donation of one million Naira each to the two sculptors who are students of the Niger-Delta University, for doing what he described as ‘beautiful’.