Bayelsa state Governor Hon Seriake Dickson Has rewarded a Uniben graduate serving as a Corp member in his state with an automatic employment.
The Uniben graduate known as Mr Isaac Aladeogo launched himself into this opportunity after making an outstanding portrait of the governor with Ankara fabrics
A press statement signed by the governor’s spokesman, Francis Ottah Agbo noted that Dickson announced the automatic employment in Government House, Yenagoa, shortly after Aladeogo presented the portrait to him
“You will be in charge of a group that will mentor young artists. In the course of my visiting schools in some communities, I have received a number of presents, art works and so, a number of such persons should be put together, under you to enable them learn from you and tap from you to earn a livelihood” .The governor also described Mr Aladeogo as a role model to the youths and believes his art works would promote the aesthetics of the state and inspire creativity among the youths.
Reacting to this ,Aladeogo expressed appreciation to Governor Dickson for his magnanimity and promised to add value to the aesthetics of the state, saying that the governor’s penchant for running an all inclusive government inspired him to make the portrait and promised to build a junk art work at the Ox Bow Lake, Yenagoa that will be taller than the one in University of Benin.The artist would resume work in the Ministry of Culture and Ijaw National Affairs upon the completion of his one year national.
Aladeogo, is a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Benin. He is also knowing for sculpting the tallest junk sculpture in University of Benin which is also the tallest in Africa.