Education should be the first focal point.- Dickson speaks on restructuring.

Dansabe Kuni




Just like the recent trends of comments on restructuring in Nigeria, the Bayelsa state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson,  highlighted that the Education system should be the first sector to be restructured.

"Before any form of restructuring, the first sector to be touched is Education, being a paramount one."

He said that the Bayelsa state government , under his administration took to education seriously. And as a result , free education programmes are currently on in various parts of the state.


Speaking as the guest lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University's Faculty of Arts on the theme: "Restructuring and the Search for a Productive Nigeria",  he stated that the Federal Government has failed to prioritise her needs.

 "Our system has failed based on the wrong priorities preoccupying the system. And the human resources is the key resources of any intending country that want to develop and so, should be be handle appropriately" he recommended.

As an essential element of restructuring, we should identify the system that can deliver justice and not a system that will be diminishing our resources with countless members of the judiciary.

Citing the challenges from the Niger Delta region, he added that, the Niger Delta environment has been provoked due to lack of careful concern from people in the authority and lack of good roads.

  "No good road to the major areas of the oil producing places in the Bayelsa state and yet, that is where the  federal government gets a large part of  revenue from". 


However, the Governor debated that Nigeria government has not taken the steps taken by our founding fathers and other developing country of the world like China to work out the process of restructuring.

 According to him, the recent issues in the country came to stand based on the fact that we have lost the needed interaction with them.

He furthered that those talking about restructuring are mere commentators without practical approaches to the main theme.

"The concept of restructuring is not about the concept of unity but rather a Nigeria of egalitarianism; a Nigeria that will be a nation of potentials and this is done through restructuring of our ideas and productive engagements", He said.

Some students who spoke with OAU KILONSHELE lauded the focus of the discourse on Education. Adekunjo Samuel, a 300 level student said the lecture was educative even without a paper presented as the speaker lectured off-hand.



 Ganiyu Saheed shared a different perspective. He complained  that the guest speaker deviated completely from the topic and theme of the lecture.

"the guest speaker is meant to speak on the proper ways and forms that restructuring can take to bring about a productive view, but it was surprising when the governor deviated completely from this to how he has worked as a governor, and the present programmes put in place under his administration in Bayelsa state, which practically has no correlation with the issue of discourse". He argued.

Another student expressed that most of Dickson's recommendations and lectures are sentimental and egoistic.

" Important issues of national concern should not be tackled from an individual view point." the student, who pleaded anonymity for security reasons, said.

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