Gov Dickson meets Chiefs, stakeholders of Amassoma, NDU ...set to launch senate building, other projects

Create: 02/24/2017 - 09:32
The Bayelsa State Government has set up a committee chaired by the paramount ruler of Ogboin clan, in Southern Ijaw local government area, King Oweipa Jones Ere to resolve the issues concerning boundary adjustment between the Niger Delta University and its host community, Amassoma.
The committee was constituted during a meeting involving Governor Seriake Dickson, the leadership of the NDU and the people of Amassoma community in Government House, Yenagoa.
Other members of the committee are the member representing Southern Ijaw constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Kate Owoko,the Commissioner of Lands and Survey, Hon. Kuroakegha Dorgu, the Surveyor General of the State, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Chief Boma Spero-Jack, the Special Adviser Felix Bonny Ayah and the Estate Manager of the Niger Delta University.
Briefing Government House correspondents shortly after the meeting, King Ere said the meeting deliberated on some lingering issues bedevilling the university and the people of the community.
He noted that, the committee has the mandate to mediate between the two parties in the area of payment of compensation to those whose lands and property have been impacted by the university.
The monarch expressed gratitude to Governor Dickson for his timely intervention on the matter as well as the government's plans to upgrade the institution to international standard.
According to King Ere, the Governor assured that, out of the N10 billion earmarked for the infrastructural development of the state-owned tertiary institutions, about N5 billion has been set aside for the NDU.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Hon. Kuroakigha Dorgu stressed that compensation would not be paid to owners of property that have encroahed on the university land.
Hon. Dorgu also said, as part of efforts to address the issue of encroachment, the government has given approval for the construction of a perimetre fencing round the institution, stating that, soon the government would perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the university's Senate building and access roads.
The committee has one week to conclude its assignment.

Also, the representative of the Vice Chancellor of the NDU, Dr. Inetimi Ogidi expressed appreciation to Governor Dickson for the meeting and call ed on the government to fulfill it's promise of providing security  outposts to beef up security in Amassoma