Henry Dickson

Henry Dickson Biography / Profile

Hon Henry Seriake Dickson was born on January 28, 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.

Henry Dickson Age

Henry Dickson is 58 years old.

Henry Dickson Early Life

Seriake attended Kolobiriowei Primary School, Toru-Orua from 1972 to 1978 and proceeded to Government Secondary School, Toru-Ebeni from 1978 to 1983 where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC/GCE).

He gained admission into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt where he studied Law and graduated with LL.B (HONS) in 1992. He proceeded to earn his Bachelor in Law (B.L HONS) from the Nigeria Law School, Lagos in 1993 and was called to the Nigerian Bar that same year.

Henry Dickson Career

Dickson joined The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1986 and upon his graduation from Law School in 1993 was appointed a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1994 whereupon he proceeded to Nigerian Police Academy Kano for Officer Training. During the course of his training, he voluntarily withdrew his service to practice the profession of law.

As a Lawyer, he worked with SERENA DAVID DOKUBO & CO as an Associate Solicitor from 1994 to 1995 and moved to ALUKO & OYEBODE, a prominent Law firm in Lagos also as an Associate Solicitor in 1995 to 1996. He then founded the Law firm of SERIAKE DICKSON & CO in Port Harcourt and later Yenagoa, becoming the Managing Solicitor from 1996 to 2006.

Hon. 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 former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who at the time was the Governor of Bayelsa State. He was thereafter elected as Honourable Member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja in 2007. In April 2011, he was re-elected for a second term.

Hon. Dickson has held several leadership posts, including Pioneer Publicity Secretary, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Yenagoa (1996 – 1998); State Chairman, Alliance for Democracy (AD) (1990 – 2000); National Legal Adviser, Alliance for Democracy (2000 – 2002); National Legal Adviser of the foremost Pan-Ijaw Socio-Cultural and Political group called the Ijaw National Congress (INC) (2001 – 2003) and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Judicial Service Commission.

His memberships include National Executive Committee (NEC) representing Bayelsa State (2004 - 2006); Council of Legal Education in Nigeria; Body of Benchers of Nigeria; Body of Attorneys-General of Nigeria; Bayelsa State Security Council; Nigeria Bar Association; International Bar Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K) Nigerian Chapter; and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Running for governor under the banner of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he emerged victorious and assumed his role as governor of Bayelsa State on February 14, 2012.

He was successfully re-elected in February, 2016 for his second term in office.

Henry Dickson Personal Life

Governor Seriake is married to two wives. The second and First Lady is Her Excellency Rachael Seriake Dickson. Their marriage is blessed with children. 

His wife Rachael is a happy mother to a set of quadrupulets, three girls and a boy.

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Henry Dickson Awards

Hon. Dickson holds the traditional title of OLOKODAU of ORUA.

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