• Governor Dickson releases N540m for teachers’ salary

    Governor Dickson releases N540m for teachers’ salary

    It was gathered that the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has ordered the immediate payment of teachers in the state.

    He said the government had released N540m to pay their two months salaries in line with the ongoing 50 per cent salary payment agreement with labour, a Government House statement said on Sunday.

    The governor called on striking teachers to resume duty, stressing that his administration had resolved to give priority to address the welfare and conditions of service of […]

  • Governor Dickson vows to treat land grabbers as criminals

    Governor Dickson vows to treat land grabbers as criminals

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, Thursday, warned persons encroaching on government land and property to desist or be treated as criminals.

    A statement signed by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the governor gave the warning when the State Special Task Force on Identification and Recovery of Government Lands, led by Chief Ige Iboro Edaba submitted its report to him.

    Dickson particularly called on persons still assuming ownership of land after collecting compensation to steer clear from […]

  • Governor Dickson appoints ex-militant leader to fight militancy, vandalism

    Governor Dickson appoints ex-militant leader to fight militancy, vandalism

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has inaugurated a former militant leader, Mr. Africanus Ukparasia, popularly known as General Africa, as the Chairman of the state Waterway Security Taskforce.

    The appointment of the ex-militant leader is part of the government’s new strategies to end the cases of militancy, pipeline vandalism, sea piracy, kidnappings and other criminal activities along the waterways and creeks of the state.

    At the inauguration, which took place at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, Dickson mandated […]

  • Bayelsa finances: I have kept faith on good management – Governor Dickson

    Bayelsa finances: I have kept faith on good management – Governor Dickson

    The Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, has rated his administration high on issues of transparent and proper management of the state resources in the last four and half years, insisting that he has kept faith with the vow on proper management of finances accrued to the state.

    Governor Dickson said though the state is the most disadvantaged on all the indices used in computing revenues that accrue to states from the federal allocation and over 85% of the monthly allocation from […]

  • Governor Dickson orders payment of 50% salaries to Bayelsa workers

    Governor Dickson orders payment of 50% salaries to Bayelsa workers

    Peace returned to Bayelsa State on Thursday as Governor Henry Seriake Dickson ordered the immediate payment of 50 per cent of the salaries of workers in the state.

    Since the announcement, workers across all the ministries, departments and agencies went jubilant, expressing hope that the trend will continue.

    Many of the workers are now happy and have removed to assist the government to move the state ahead.

    The Governor, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, gave […]

  • Avengers Scaring Away Investors From Niger Delta – Governor Dickson

    Avengers Scaring Away Investors From Niger Delta – Governor Dickson

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has lamented the activities of a new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, saying their nefarious activities are scaring away foreign investors.

    Dickson was quoted in a statement on Wednesday by his media aide, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, as expressing his regrets during a meeting with the representatives of some international oil companies and security chiefs.

    The governor, therefore, called for concerted efforts to arrest the ugly trend whereby security personnel, innocent citizens were being killed and […]