Kenechukwu Obiajuru, Yenagoa |
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson last week cautioned Bayelsans, particularly the youths to dissociate themselves from those, who are bent on undermining the security of the state ahead of the February, 2015 general elections.
Governor Dickson gave the advice during the swearing in ceremony of Mr. Boma Spero-Jack as Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, and Inikio Bonny-Ayah on Youth Mobilization in Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital.
Congratulating the new Special Advisers for their appointment, the Governor said, both officials have a crucial role to play in ensuring that, they collaborate with the various security agencies to maintain the prevailing peace and stability as political activities gather momentum. He expressed government’s determination to ensure that, the people of the state remains in peace, stressing that, his administration has a mandate to work with the security agencies and Bayelsans towards ensuring that, development and prosperity of the state are on track.
According to him, one of the most important achievements of the present government is in the area of security, and called on the newly sworn in officials to brace up for the task ahead.
Governor Dickson explained that, the appointment of the Special Adviser on Security was made sequel to the resignation of Col. Bernard Kenebai (rtd) to pursue his political ambition in the State House of Assembly and thanked him for his meritorious service. His words: “I want to call on all the youths to be very careful with the stories they are told; they should be careful with the people they associate with. They should be careful with the encouragement that people give to them within and outside the state. “A lot of people want to use the youths to undermine the security of our state and make this state a laughingstock. But, we are determined to ensure that our people remain in peace. I have a mandate to work with the security agencies and with the good people of this state to ensure that we keep this state on the track of development, prosperity and restoration.
“One of the most important achievements of our government is the issue of security, but as we are going into the electioneering period with the drumbeats of politics everywhere;some of them are discordant, while some are completely unreasonable. As they begin to step up, you will know that, all of these will have an impact on our security. “
“It is there fore your duty to coordinate the activities of our security and intelligence community in this state and ensure that they work harmoniously among themselves. It is also your duty to galvanize the citizenry to ensure that they continue to collaborate with the security services.” In an interview with newsmen shortly after the swearing in ceremony, the Special Adviser on Security, Mr. Boma Spero Jack and his Youth Mobilization counterpart, Mr.Inikio Bonny Ayah expressed gratitude to the Governor for the appointment and pledged their commitment to deliver on their new assignments.