HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON
Henry Seriake Dickson was born on the 28th of January, 1966 in Toru-Orua Town of Sagbama Local Government area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Nanaye Dickson of Orua, and a descendant of the famous King Kpadia Royal House of Tarakiri Kingdom.
He attended Kolobiriowei Primary School, Toru-Orua from 1972 to 1978, where he got his First School Leaving Certificate, later proceeded to Government Secondary School, between 1978 and 1983 at Tolu-Ebeni, where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC/GCE).
Henry. S. Dickson gained admission into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt in 1988, to read Law. He graduated with LL.B (HONS) in 1992. He proceeded and bagged the Bachelor of Law (B.L HONS) 1992 from the Nigeria Law School, Lagos /whereupon he was called to the Nigerian Bar the same year.
In 1986, He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1993 and he was appointed a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police; In 1994, he was at the Nigerian Police Academy, Kano for Officer training course. During the course of his training, he voluntarily withdrew from the Nigerian Police, having served as an officer for a decade to practice the law profession. His voluntary withdrawal was duly approved by the Inspector-General of Police as well as the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command at the time.
As an accomplished legal practitioner, Dickson, worked with Serena David Dokubo & Co as an Associate Solicitor between 1994 and 1995 and moved to Aluko & Oyebode, a Prominent Law Firm in Lagos as an Associate Solicitor from 1995 to 1996 after which he founded the Law Firm of Seriake Dickson & Co in Port Harcourt and later Yenagoa and became its Managing Solicitor from 1996 to 2006.
Politically and professionally, Dickson has held numerous positions. He was elected Pioneer Publicity Secretary, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Yenagoa from 1996 to 1998. He was elected the State Chairman/Alliance for Democracy (AD) 1990 to 2000, National Legal Adviser, Alliance for Democracy between 2000 and 2002. He was equally elected National Legal Adviser of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) 2001 to 2003. He became a Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) Nigeria Bar Association in 2004 to 2006, representing Bayelsa State.
In 2006, Dickson was appointed the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Bayelsa State from 2006 to 2007 by His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCON, the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria who was at the time was the Governor of Bayelsa State.
As a result of the positive impact he made on the people and based on his long years of commitment and dedication to the state and the Ijaw nation at large, he was returned unopposed and elected in 2007, as Honourable Member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja. In the House of Representatives, Hon. Dickson served as the Chairman, House Committee on Justice and also a Member of several committees, before he finally rose to the exalted number one citizen of Bayelsa State, The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State.
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