Dickson orders suspension on sale of Bayelsa properties

Posted by News Express | 27 February 2016 | 2,889 times

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Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Friday ordered the immediate suspension of the on-going sale of properties belonging to the state.

He also constituted a three-man committee to ascertain the level of compliance with due process in the sale of such assets.

A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the committee is expected to compile a comprehensive list of all the government assets, that have been removed or sold to the auctioneers and advise the government of an appropriate action to be taken regarding such assets.

The chairman of the committee is Head of Service, Dr. Peter Singabele, while the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Chief Boma Spero-Jack, is member. Deacon Markson Fefegha is the Secretary.

The committee, which has a six terms of reference, will look into all ongoing auction sales, determine the list and physical state of the equipment and items at the time of sale and unveil the identity or identities of all the auctioneers involved.

It will also make any other recommendations that would ensure a proper conduct of all similar exercises of the government in the future.

Dickson charged members of the committee to submit its report within two weeks. He directed all permanent secretaries and chief executives to submit all documents relating to the sale of government assets in their ministries, departments and agencies to the committee.

•Photo shows Governor Dickson.

Source: News Express

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