BY Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa – Bayelsans and other Niger Deltans, weekend, commended the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson over his decisions to investigate the state bloated wage bill in the civil service and the appointment of non-indigenes from neighbouring states into key positions in his administration.
Similarly, a group of activists from Delta State, under the aegis of Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, led by its President, Mr Ozodo Austin; the Secretary; Mr. Peter Luke and Bayelsa State Coordinator, Mrs. Bobruebi Obi, noted that the decision by the current administration in Bayelsa to investigate, arrest and prosecute those involved in the wage bill rip-off, had reduced the penchant for corruption among the civil service and exposed the past administration’s lack of political will.
A group of political appointees in the current administration in Bayelsa State, including state Commissioner for Culture and Ijaw National Affairs, Dr. Felix Tuodolo from Bomadi in Delta State; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Chief Chinedu Mbah (Enugu); Senior Special Assistant, Mr Adekilekun Akinpelu (Lagos) and Special Assistant to Bayelsa Governor to Coordinate Non-Indigene Affairs, Mr. Edwin Anayo, agreed that the administration was a detribalized one and had started fulfilling the election campaign promises of an all inclusive government in the state.
IPDI in a statement noted that the recent policies of the administration in Bayelsa State showed an unreserved determination to re-write the story of the state “along the line of determination and courage to make Bayelsa State a place of honour and dignity after years ruin by its predecessors.”
It said that Dickson’s few months in office was commendable, given his determination towards the welfare of the state and had shown he could take Bayelsa to the promise land.