… says LGs now have free funds to perform
… committed to completion of Yenagoa-Oporoma road
…direct Works commissioner to construct jetty at Angiama
…Power Commissioner to procure 1500KVA Generator for Oporoma
… reiterates severance allowances ready for LGA Chairmen, Councillors
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri today joined the Southern Ijaw Local Government Chairman, Hon. Kia E. Nigeria to commission some legacy projects embarked upon by his administration.
This is part of the Local Governments project commissioning tour being undertaken by the State Governor.
The projects commissioned are the Executive Chairman’s Office Complex at the headquarters of the Local Government, Oporoma and Okolobama Town Hall, Amassoma.
“Today, under two and a half year, your State Government has been able to free funds, and we are seeing the level of projects, development and implementation by various Councils. Well, after going round we will assess and see which one has done better than all others, but I think among those who have done well, your Local Government will be one of them.
I was on inspection as you know, routinely I go for inspection, I don’t stay back in my office to receive reports only, last week I visited the ongoing Yenagoa-Oporoma road and was very impressed with work that is going on, infact by the next 2 or 3 weeks, the road would have been up to Angiama. And so because of that, when next I am coming to Oporoma I will no longer undertake this long journey from Yenagoa, when next I am coming to Oporoma, I will come from Angiama and cross over to Oporoma.
Therefore, the Commissioner for Works is hereby directed to construct a jetty in Angiama, the jetty where we will drive to.
The Honourable Commissioner for power is hereby, directed to ensure that the 1500KVA Generator is procured for this community.”
At the ceremony also were, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, and member, representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, Rt.Hon Monday Edwin Bubou Obolo, Hon. Felix Bonny Ayah, Chairman of PDP, Bayelsa chapter, Hon. Solomon Agwanana, former Secretary to the State Government and candidate of PDP for Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Rt.Hon Friday Benson Konbowei, Chief Thompson Amule, Commissioner of Local Government, other State Executive Council members and other top government functionaries.