(PHOTO:) Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (left) congratulating Mr. Joshua Maciver (right), shortly after being sworn in as the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area at Government House, Yenagoa
By: Saint Mienpamo (Saturday April 09 2016)
The Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council In Bayelsa State Hon. Joshua Maciver has dissolved all political appointees
In Southern Ijaw Local Government Council. He has also order the dissolution of
all committees under the immediate past administration including the Southern Ijaw Oil And Gas Taskforce.
The chairman has also approved the appointment of Mr Austin Simon as his Special Adviser on oil and gas matters.
A statement signed by Hon. Joshua Maciver says the appointment of Mr Austin Simon is with immediate effect.
The statement also directed that all documents belonging to the Local government council in the position of all former political appointees should be handover to the council Head of local government administration.
According to the statement issued on Saturday, Hon. Joshua Maciver thanked all political appointees, who served in the immediate past administration for their commitment and dedicated services to the Government and people of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
While wishing them well in all their future endeavours, the Chairman however points out that, those whose services may be needed will be reappointed to serve in various capacity in the Council.
In another development, the management of Guardian Dragon Security says it’s firm has a mandate to eradicate all forms of oil theft, illegal bunkering activities and pipeline vandalism in the swamp areas of the state.
It however said that it’s earlier Private Public Partnership (PPP) with the southern ijaw Local Government Council had long been terminated .
A statement by Mr Preye Oseke, Public Relations and Security Coordinators of Guardian Dragon Security said the clarification became necessary to put things in the right perspective owing to the recent developments in southern ijaw Local government council.
According to Mr Oseke, since the inception of it’s operation with the efforts of security agencies like the JTF, DSS, Nigeria security and Civil defence corps, the Police and all Surveillance contractors they have been able to curb the activities of economic saboteur.
He said they will not lose fucus of their contractual obligations to protect oil and gas facilities in the swamp areas and reaffirm guardian dragon security’s commitment in actualizing set objectives while calling for the continues support and cooperation by all stakeholders and communities.