- Bayelsa state House of Assembly has passed a vote of confidence Governor Seriake Dickson by the state
- The lawmakers passed the vote of confidence on the governor over the ongoing reform which has affected some ghost and redundant workers in the state
- According to the lawmakers, the people of the state will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the ongoing reform
A vote of confidence has been passed on Governor Seriake Dickson by the Bayelsa state House of Assembly over the ongoing reform exercise by the adminstration.
The reform has affected several ghost and redundant workers in ministries, departments, agencies, local government councils and especially in the Bayelsa-owned Niger Delta University (NDU)
However, the governor has been cautioned by labour unions, opposition parties and civil society organisations over the ongoing reforms and appealed to the state government to apply a human face in its implementations, The Sun reports.
NAIJ.com notes that speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Friday Konbowei, led lawmakers to defend the governor over the reform, saying the ultimate beneficiaries will be the people of Bayelsa.
He said that the choice of the deputy governor, Gboribiogha John Jonah, as chairman of the reforms implementation, demonstrates the seriousness the government attached to it because Jonah is a man of due process.
He said: “Therefore, we have no doubts in our minds that while the governor has entrusted to him the task of investigation, we believe the outcome of investigation shall meet best standards, using the civil service reforms.
“Those who intend to disrespect, disregard due process and the state government are only demonstrating the answers they owe their instigators.
“We, therefore, stand shoulder to shoulder with the governor in the ongoing reform exercise and pass vote of confidence in the governor to ensure that the exercise is well concluded."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state replied Governor Ayodele Fayose and others making a ruckus over the $1 billion approved to fight insecurity. He said the decision by the president was taken in good faith.
Dickson who belongs to the same Peoples Democratic Party with Governor Ayodele Fayose, who had challenged the move in court, explained why the Governors’ Forum decided to grant the Federal Government permission to utilize one billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account for security.
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