The Bayelsa State Government said that the delay in the release of the second tranche of the Paris Club refunds by the federal government is frustrating its plans to clear backlog of workers’ salaries and implement infrastructure projects.
The protesting journalists charged the State government to ensure security of lives and property in the state, while urging the police to fish out the killers of their colleague.
The IYC president, Eric Omare said that suspects who have had no case of illegality established against them must be released as that will prove to the public that the military was not out to molest and humiliate law abiding citizens.
Despite the backlog of salary arrears yet to be cleared by the Bayelsa State government, its Assembly has approved a request by Governor Seriake Dickson to spend N3 billion for the procurement of cars for the State legislators, political appointees and the State security outfit called “door akpor”.
The Bayelsa State Government has filed a law suit against the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, over an oil spill from the company’s facility located in Brass Local Government Area of the state.
The Supreme Court has upheld Seriake Dickson as the validly elected Governor of Bayelsa State.
The Bayelsa State government has threatened to arrest and prosecute some victims of the 2012 flood disaster in the state, if they refuse to vacate the original site of the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, BDGS, Yenagoa, where they had occupied since after the disaster.
A Youth group in Bayelsa State, called the Democratic Youth Watch, DEYOW, has accused the state governor, Seriake Dickson of diverting a loan of N12 billion which he collected on behalf of the state government to undertake capital projects
Teachers in government owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa State, have resumed for the 2016/2017 academic session following directives from the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT.
Teachers of government owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa have agreed to call off their ongoing industrial action and return to their classrooms, after a meeting with Governor Seriake Dickson on Thursday.