The honours are to mark the state’s 16th anniversary

The Bayelsa state government has announced plans to immortalise former military dictator, Sani Abacha. The late General had created Bayelsa state in October 1996, and the state will build a 150-duplex estate in his honour.

Seriake Dickson, the state governor, announced the decision in his broadcast earlier today, which coincided with the 16th anniversary of the creation of the State.

According to Governor Dickson, government in partnership with the Ijaw National Congress (INC), has christened the main auditorium of the INC secretariat after General Abacha and will invite the family of the late General to be part of the celebration. A tree will be planted in his honour.

Also to be honoured, is the first civilian Governor of the State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha for his commitment to the Ijaw struggle. A hall will be named after him in the INC building which was started by him.

The governor also paid tributes to those he described as worthy Nigerian leaders like former President Olusegun Obasanjo and late President Umaru Yar?Adua whose actions “impacted positively on Bayelsans”.

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