Bayelsa State Government at the weekend debunked insinuations that its Prosperity Agenda is concentrated only in the state capital, Yenagoa.
Technical Adviser on Public Affairs to the Governor, Pastor S.S. John-Peters, made the clarification in an exclusive interview with Nigerdeltaconnect.
He said a lot is going on in the rural areas, citing ongoing constituency projects in all the constituencies, establishment of Technical Colleges in every local government area which he explained will enable individuals acquire skills, and construction of various roads in the hinterland.
Pastor John-Peters also advised people of the state to shift from having short term expectations and quick rich phenomenon, stressing that the present administration is working hard to change the mindset and redirect Bayelsans to focus on hardwork.
His words: “Short term benefits is one of their (Bayelsans) problems. People want to do it immediately and get results, once people move away from short term gratification into thinking about long term it will give them time to learn how to improve on methods of doing things and things will work better for them.
“Before now prosperity was viewed by people as having money in their pockets, money they did not work for, as long as there was a government in place people believed if their governors, chairmen, commissioners shared money to them it was prosperity but this government came on board with the plans to change that poverty mentality of the people.
“This government has come to shape the minds of the people with this new prosperity, where people will learn to grow, to develop themselves, work and earn money for themselves, that the government wants Bayelsans to be actively involved in business and agriculture in the state so people can be independent without the government”.
He also urged Bayelsans to take advantage of the agricultural opportunities created by the government to develop themselves, opportunities in fish farming, cassava farming, plantain farm and other kinds of agricultural farming available in the state.