An eight-member Local Government Service Commission has been sworn in, with a charge, to among other duties, sanitize the administration of the third tier of government in the state.
Governor Seriake Dickson, who performed the ceremony in Government House, Yenagoa, stressed the need for the commission to tackle the issue of payroll fraud and instill discipline in the local government system.
The Ad hoc Committee on State and Local Government Administration of the Nigerian Senate has given the government of Bayelsa State thumbs up on the prudent management of resources accruing to it.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abdullahi Gumel gave the commendation, when he led members of the committee on a courtesy call to Governor Seriake Dickson in Government House, Yenagoa.
The Bayelsa State Government has directed the arrest and prosecution of persons and groups, who engage in the unlawful and the forceful removal of duly recognized chiefs in the State.
Handing down this directive in a statement, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kemasuode Wodu noted with serious concern reports of arbitrary removal of chiefs that are duly recognized by the State Governor by youth groups and other persons.
The Federal parliamentarian made the call when he visited the site to assess the extent of destruction caused by the incident.
Hon. Diri, who was accompanied on the visit by Senator Forster Ogola, the senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, also called on other relevant federal agencies to take steps to mitigate the effects of the unfortunate incident, which has rendered a number of persons homeless.
Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd) made the appeal, while speaking with newsmen shortly after inspecting a landslide site at Okoloba Community in the Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has noted with satisfaction, the tremendous support and encouragement, his Restoration administration has continued to receive from the people of the State.
The Governor, who stated this in his new message, attributed the achievements of his administration, especially in the periods leading up to and after the last governorship elections to the divine grace of God and the massive support and love of Bayelsans.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Daniel Iworiso Markson has applauded the state chapter of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), for its role in championing the cause of women and the vulnerable group in society.
Markson made the commenation when a seven-member Executive of the association led by its chairperson, Mrs. Maria Olodi Osumah paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Tuesday swore in a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Mrs. Mercy Zigha, and twenty-nine others as Special Advisers and reiterated his commitment to the transformation of the State, in line with his administration’s policy of transparency, prudence and accountability.