Bayelsa SEC mourns ‎two former members, says 2018 year of projects completion

The Bayelsa State Executive Council (SEC) on Wednesday resumed formally after the Christmas and New Year festivities with a promise to Bayelsans to expect the completion and commissioning of major projects of the‎ government this year.

Governor Seriake Dickson who presided over the meeting said the full implementation of the public sector reforms wi‎ll also take place this year as the government begins a wind down of its second term with the and focus to finish well and strong.

Addressing journalists after the 86th council meeting ‎of the state, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said Gov. Dickson used to welcome council members back from the holidays and charged them to be prepared for more work.

He said the governor also‎ assigned the responsibility of overseeing the Ministry of Transport and of Trade, Industry and Investment ‎to Dauprebo Ikuromo and Duate Iyabi following the existing vacancies.

Iyabi is the current Chief Economic Adviser to the governor ‎ Ikuromo is the Commissioner for Special Duties representing Bayelsa East senatorial zone in the state executive council.

Iworiso-Markson also disclosed a minute silence was held in of two former members of the council, Ayakame Massa and‎ Francis Egele (SAN) who passed on recently.

The ‎Information Commissioner thanked Bayelsans for the support they gave to the government in the previous year and assured the government not relent to do more as it vigorously pursues its restoration agenda.

“Basically, His Excellency just welcomed all council members back from the Christmas and New Year break‎. He also assigned the task of overseeing two key ministries; that of Transport and the other Trade, Industry and Investment.

“Like you know the Ministry of Transport has been vacant for a , the other ministry became vacant following the elevation of the Commissioner, Barr. Kemela Okara as the new to the State Government.

“As you all may have heard, we lost two former members of the executive council and for this a minute silence was held in their it was agreed that government play a major role in their burials” he said.