Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday tasked the eight newly elected local government chairmen in the state to ensure transparency and accountability in the administration of their councils’ resources.
Governor Dickson gave the charge on Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of the council chairmen and their vice in Government House, Yenagoa.
Governor Dickson who spoke through his Special Adviser, Public Affairs, Daniel Alabrah called on the chairmen to ensure strict compliance with the Transparency and Accountability Law of the state.
He emphasized that legislative sanctions would be imposed on any chairman for misuse of council funds.
According to him, “We urge you all to show prudence and respect for public funds.
We must use our scarce resources to address our multifarious problems as a state.
That is what my administration has been doing in the last seven years going to eight years now.
“Let me also remind you that the House of Assembly has supervisory authority over you. And I will not hesitate to work with the House to exercise legislative sanctions on any of you where it becomes necessary.”
On security, Governor Dickson urged the new administrators of the third tier of government to collaborate with security agents in checking sea piracy, pipeline vandalism, kidnapping and other unwholesome practices in the state.
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