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Security beefed up in Bayelsa for Yar’Adua


Yenagoa – PRESIDENT Umaru Yar’Adua is due in Yenagoa tomorrow at the start of his two-day rescheduled tour of Bayelsa State.

Consequently, security has been beefed up in and around Yenagoa the capital city by the combined team of the police and the Joint Task Force which combat vehicles could be seen at strategic locations in Yenagoa.

A number of projects initiated in the last two years by the state government  as well as those inherited and completed  have been lined up for commissioning by the president.

The projects include  the new judiciary complex, the Gloryland Castle, the Peace Park, the Opolo Cottage Hospital, the New Gate Way Road and the 20 mega watts gas turbine.

Governor Sylva who conducted newsmen round some of the projects weekend expressed readiness to showcase to the world what the administration has been able to accomplish.

“We are ready to receive the president and the expectation of the people is high given the benefits to be derived from the visit,” he said. The governor said that though some of the projects were inherited from previous administration with full payments made but were abandoned mid way, others were initiated by his administration.

He dismissed those opposed to his administration saying rather than criticize every policy of the government they should be patriotic enough to make constructive criticisms that would assist the government in turning around the fortune of the state.


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