Two caretaker Chairmen of Brass and Southern Ijaw Local Government Council areas of Bayelsa State,Hon. Bello Bina and Hon. Joshua Machiver weekend confirmed the renewed partnership with security agencies to put an end to recent cases of sea piracy and pipeline vandalism along the creeks and waterways of the council areas.
While the Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Bello Bina, assumed office with the summoning of an emergency meeting with Security Chiefs in the Local government Area with an agenda on ways to end the menace of sea piracy, pipeline vandalism and other criminal activities in the LGA.
Hon. Joshua Maciver of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council,while assuming office at Oporoma Headquarters of the Council, explained that the agenda of the new executive will be to tackle high rate of insecurity with a carrot and stick approach in combating sea piracy,pipeline vandalism and kidnapping.
Hon. Bello Bina of Brass Local council, at the emergency security meeting called at Twon-Brass, with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Twon-Brass police division, representative of the DSS, Representative of the Divisional Marine Police, the Immigration, representative of the Nigeria Civil defense Corp and other Security Chiefs in the Local Government area.
Hon. Bello Bina also promised the aggrieved council workers that he would bring to bear his wealth of experience to move the Council forward and reiterated his commitment to make staff welfare and prompt payment of salaries a top priority in his administration.
He assured the workers of the Council that his administration would make the prompt payment of salaries his first priority in the local government area (LGA).
On his part, Hon. Joshua Machiver at his maiden function at the council assured that while combating crimes along the waterways, his administration will ensure that special attention are paid to health, education, Agriculture and welfare of staff,” But our demand is that all staff must come to work and the council administration will no longer be based in Yenagoa.We will operate from Oporoma,the council headquarters.”