By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoaâ€”Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, has stressed the need for sustainability in the implementation of government policies and programmes.
Sylva, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Gideon Ekeuwei, during a courtesy visit of the Senior Executive Course 32 participants of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Jos, described the theme of this yearâ€™s course, Policy Sustainability for National Security and Democratic Stability, as timely.
According to him, the various administrations in Bayelsa State since its creation have demonstrated continuity in governance.
He added that the present administration began with the completion of projects initiated by its predecessors.
He, however, stated that the time had come for the injection of new projects into the system, pointing out that the state government was aggressively pursuing agricultural development as part of efforts to diversify the economy.
Director General of the Institute, Prof. Ahmed Dan-Fulani, disclosed that his 10-member team was one of six groups of the course participants who are on research visits to different parts of the country.
Dan-Fulani stated that a report would be made from the research findings of the various syndicate groups and passed on to the Federal Executive Council.
He said this yearâ€™s theme was expedient because the Vision 20-20-20 cannot be achieved without policy sustainability and continuity in governance.