In furtherance of his commitment to deliver more robustly, on its administration’s restoration agenda, Governor Seriake Dickson has stepped up efforts geared towards re-organizing the machinery of the government.
To this end, he has undertaken a minor cabinet shake up with the Commissioner for Local Government Administration, Mrs. Marie Ebikake being relieved of her appointment, while her counterpart in the Ministry of Information and Orientation, Deacon Markson Fefegha has been deployed to Government House as the Principal Executive Secretary to the Governor with immediate effect.
He takes over from Hon. Douye Diri, who resigned and has since emerged as the PDP candidate for the Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal constituency in next month’s House of Representatives election.
A Government House statement also relieved the Governor’s Special Adviser on Federal Projects, Chief (Mrs.) Remi Kuku of her position as well as the final de-secondment of the Chief of Staff, Government House, Dame Didi Walson-Jack back to the Federal Civil Service, after 3 years of outstanding and meritorious service to the State and the Restoration Government.
Governor Dickson thanked the outgoing Chief of Staff for her dedication, commitment and unswerving devotion to duty in the various capacities, she served during the period of her secondment, first as Deputy Chief of Staff, pioneer commissioner of Science, Technology and Manpower Development and later as Chief of Staff, Government House.
He noted with satisfaction that, giving her track record of uncommon service and loyalty to the Restoration government, she will make Bayelsa State and the Ijaw Nation proud, in view of her sterling qualities as an excellent manager of men and resources, as she makes a return to the Federal Civil Service.
The Bayelsa State Chief Executive also called on the people of the State to be conscious of the antics of politicians, especially those, who have failed the State in their previous assignments, to create needless divisions amongst the women, youths and other political actors in the State, stressing that, they are only out to foment crises under the guise of playing politics in a bid to flex their muscles.
Governor Dickson also renewed his call on such politicians, especially those in positions of authority, to complement the efforts of the Restoration Government in the promotion and sustenance of good governance, peace, unity and harmonious coexistence among the people of the State.
He further reassured Bayelsans of the Government’s resolve and commitment, to as a mandate, continue to protect them and focus on the administration’s robust people oriented developmental agenda.