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Sylva, Lokpobiri behind Bayelsa bloodshed: Dickson •Seeks Buhari’s intervention

By News Express on 12/01/2018

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•Ex-Governor Sylva
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Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and the leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Timipre Sylva, to stop sponsoring killings and destabilising the peace of the state.

The Governor also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his party leaders to stop aiding criminals and their harmful activities in state.

The Governor said he was of the view that the President Buhari might not be aware of the activities of Lokpobiri and Sylva, which he said are inimical to peace and stability.

He accused them of conniving with some elements in Abuja to sponsor activities against the peace, security, stability and development of Bayelsa.

Dickson also advised Bayelsans to resist any attempt by any group of persons to turn the state into a killing field.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, quoted Governor Dickson to have made the comment while speaking at the monthly transparency briefing in Yenagoa on Thursday.

He said: “I want to call on political leaders of Bayelsa to stop destabilising and playing politics with law and order in our communities. They should stop what they are doing in camping criminals and terrorists.

“I have issued statements before calling on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to call his party leaders in this state to order, especially his Minister for State, Heineken Lokpobiri, who is the one that has armed and equipped the people that have subjected communities to this level of insecurity.

“All the guns and equipment they have been using to terrorise the people are provided by Lokpobiri. I have evidence that by the 3rd of January, this Kareowei and his killers from Ekeremor were celebrating together.

“Bayelsa remains one of the safest in the country in spite of the nefarious acts being sponsored by some characters. Even the incident that took place at Ekeremor happened in Delta. The military operation came from Warri. Bayelsa is general peaceful, we are doing our best.

“Thank God that I am leading the team, I call on the community and youth leaders not to join them. Once those boys they use are arrested, they spend money to silence them to cover their tracks. They will only use you and abandon you. They don’t use their children, they use others. They create crisis for other people’s community. The media should join the sensitisation.

“We expect the FG which is in charge of the national security apparatus, I don’t believe that the president is aware, and I have issued a statement to that effect that he should take charge, these guys are working with some elements in Abuja.”

Dickson described the APC chieftains as common criminals and Terrorists Who should be cautioned without delay by the President.

According to him, Lokpobiri supplied the weapons which the militant was using to terrorise innocent members of the society.

Dickson, who accused Sylva of leaving behind a legacy of cultism and violence as governor, advised him against giving guns to militant leaders to terrorise innocent persons

The Governor, who also spoke on the efforts of his administration to improve healthcare in the state, declared free medical treatment for all pregnant women in Bayelsa.

According to him, the state government would ensure the creation of a database for all such women under the new programme.

He said further that over 300,000 individuals and families had been captured in the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme apart from those with more than one wife.

The governor also said that the state government had taken a decision to take over the payment of salaries of primary school teachers with effect from January.

Dickson declared that the funds meant for the payment of the salaries of the primary school teachers would be put on the first line charge in order to remove the burden of paying the teachers from the various councils.

“From this month, salaries of all teachers would be on first line charge. What that means is that we will take the burden from the local government areas and pay the teachers directly.”

He said that teachers would be retrained to make them more effective and productive and that the government has sent a bill for the constitution of the Bayelsa Teachers Retraining and Recertification Board to the State Assembly.

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2018 11:38:36 AM

 

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