Gov. Henry Seriake Dickson
BAYELSA GOVT APPROVE CONTRACT FOR CLEARING OF SITE FOR AIRPORT
The Bayelsa State Government has approved the award of contract for the clearing of the site for the proposed state airport project along Amassoma/Tombia road.
Also approved are contracts for an access road to Boro Town in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, sand filling and reclamation of the beach annex at the proposed Golf course area of Government House Extension as well as the construction of a bridge and access road to Tourist Island in the State capital.These were some of the decisions taken at the 10th session of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa.
Briefing the Press after the meeting, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Deacon Markson Fefegha, announced the arrival of buses for the state transport scheme, adding that to ensure the effective management and operation of the scheme, Government has concluded plans to map out routes for the restoration cabs and the new buses to alleviate the sufferings of commuters across the state.He said, Government noted with dismay the indiscriminate parking of vehicles on both sides of roads in the state capital, which has been largely responsible for several hold-ups being experienced within Yenagoa and its environs.
According to the Information and Orientation Commissioner, Executive council also urged Bayelsans to take advantage of the Information Communication Technology, ICT, Law and other Diploma programmes of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, BYCAS to acquire middle level manpower skills as part of government’s drive to industrialise the state for rapid economic development.He explained that, as a deliberate policy to encourage Bayelsans, the application forms for the various Diploma programmes in BYCAS have been pegged at N500.00 (Five Hundred Naira) only, with lectures expected to commence in two weeks time.
The Executive Council also expressed serious concern over rising cases of insecurity in waterways across the state, stressing that, Government will soon take appropriate steps to deal decisively with the situation to ensure safety of lives and property in all nooks and crannies of the state.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa state