A group, the Bayelsa West Youth Leadership Forum (BWYLF), has lauded the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Seriake Dickson for choosing their area to site the University of Africa, Toru-Orua (UAT).
The group said the vision of Dickson, who now represents Bayelsa West at the National Assembly, has produced result as the university recently graduated its first set of students.
In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Akene Moses; Secretary, Mary Clement and Spokesman, Doupere Fada, the group said the former governor brought education to the doorsteps of his people at the rural area.
The group maintained that the establishment of the UAT remained one of the giant legacy projects executed by Dickson and promised to always remain supportive and loyal to him.
They said: “Any society that wants to develop must give priority to education. Such priority is necessary to ensure that people take over leadership positions both in the public and private sectors are equipped with knowledge.
“Today the vision of former Governor Seriake Dickson, who is now a Senator, to establish a university somewhere at Bayelsa West has yielded positive results in preparing the younger generation for leadership positions in the nearest future. This institution, the University of Africa, Toru-Orua (UAT) has produced its maiden graduates with good grades and flying colours.
“We want to convey our heartfelt appreciation to Senator Henry Seriake Dickson for bringing one of the world-class universities to the doorsteps of his people at the rural area”.
The youths further congratulated the pioneer graduates of UAT and advised them to always be of good conduct as ambassadors of the university.