The Government of Bayelsa State has observed with dismay the abuse of the newly constructed Etegwe Roundabout by some members of the public.
The road which is designed to help ease traffic congestion in Yenagoa metropolis is now used by transporters, traders, beer palour operators and Trycycle -Keke- riders to carry out their business activities thereby causing heavy gridlocks on daily basis. Such gridlocks are exploited by criminal elements to dispose innocent road users of their valuables.
No responsible government will allow the misuse of such critical public facility to the detriment of all, and in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State, has directed the Security Sub- Committee of the COVID-19 Task Force to immediately restore sanity, law, and order within and around the Etegwe Roundabout area as well as enforce COVID-19 protocols in all public spaces in the State.
Consequently, all traders, transporters, beer parlour operators, and keke riders operating around Etegwe Roundabout area are hereby advised to remove their wares, vehicles, kekes and businesses immediately from the area to avoid forceful evacuation by the Task Force.
While wishing all Bayelsans and residents of the State a peaceful and rewarding Christmas and New Year celebrations, His Excellency, the Governor, urges members of the public to cooperate with the Task Force to ensure free flow of traffic and unhindered movement in and out the state during the Yuletide period.
Hon. Ayiba Crowther Duba
Commissioner of Information, Orientation & Strategy
Ovom, Yenagoa • Bayelsa State
Phone: 0903 000 4499 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
On transparency we believe that it is the right of the people of the state, to know what funds accure to the coffers of the state and the various local government councils and how they are utilized.
This is the only way to secure the trust and confidence of the people in whom sovereignty lies. ‘I have directed all local government chairmen to comply with this paradigm shift on the issue of transparency, probity and accountability, to reflect the new Bayelsa we are building.’