The Bayelsa State Government says there is no going back on the decision by the Government to have its own Flag, Coat of Arms and Anthem despite criticism from certain quarters.
The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson stated this shortly after assenting to eight bills including the controversial Flag, Coat of Arms and Anthem Bill 2012 which has been coinage as Symbols and Songs Law.
Dickson explained that the decision to have the State Symbols and State songs was an exercise of the believe and commitment to the ideal of true Federalism and to propagate the culture, history and language of the people of Bayelsa State.
The Governor described as unfortunate that some elements in the country are putting interior motives and giving unneccessary meaning and interpretation to the whole idea.
He said the Government of Bayelsa State places high premium in the promotion of the culture of the people of the state and would not be intimidated by anybody.
The Governor lauded the State House of Assembly for the quick passage of the bill the Governor also signed eight other bills into law including the Bayelsa State Motorcycles Operation Prohibition Law 2012.