The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) on Monday, urged the Course Participants of the National Defence College, Abuja to make a special case for the Niger Delta region, in terms of funding to tackle the developmental challenges in the area.
Ijaw leaders on Monday reiterated their call on Federal Government to completely jettison its military option towards addressing the Niger Delta crisis, saying the move would not yield the desired positive result.
This was the central message of goodwill speeches delivered at the first memorial lecture held in honour of the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha at his hometown, Amassoma, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has called for a thorough training, which emphasizes character; ethics and values among the youths, so as to enable them fully develop their potentials and render quality service to the society.
Dickson, who made this call at a dinner hosted by the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) in Abuja on Sunday, noted that, it is difficult to talk about the greatness of a nation, without talking about the values, character and knowledge of the young people.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson over the weekend undertook an unscheduled inspection tour of some ongoing projects within the state capital to assess the level of work, in line with their qualities and specifications.
Speaking shortly after the inspection with Government House correspondents, Governor Dickson expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work at the project sites and commended the contractors handling the projects for their commitment and diligence towards the completion of the jobs.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of teachers in the state, saying the government has released the sum of 540 million naira to cater for their two months salaries in line with the ongoing 50 percent salary payment agreement with labour.
The Bayelsa State Executive Council on Thursday gave approval for the employment of 65 medical personnel, including medical doctors, pharmacists and medical laboratory scientists, to meet the manpower needs in the health sector.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kojo Omietimi, who disclosed this, explained that, this was part of the resolutions of the 67th Session of the Executive Council Meeting, in Government House, Yenagoa, pointing out that, the Executive Council has earmarked N11 million monthly for the payment of their salaries.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the task force in Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson charged members to commence the process of recovering all such lands from trespassers in the next two weeks.
Dickson,p made the disclosure Wednesday, during a jogging exercise with Corps members at the Isaac Boro Peace Park in Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson said only former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan should take the credit for conceding defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the Governor was reacting to the conferment of the joint award of ‘Person of the Year 2015’ on the former president by the Leadership Newspaper.
The withheld May/June 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result of Bayelsa State candidates is to be released as the State Government has paid the sum of N174 million to WAEC to offset the outstanding fees.
The Education Commissioner, Deacon Markson Fefegha made the disclosure while addressing newsmen after the 66th State Executive Council meeting at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Yenagoa.