OIL SPILL: BAYELSA SUES AGIP OIL, CLAIMS N1.6 TRILLION DAMAGE
Bayelsa State government has dragged Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Limited to a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt over an oil spillage from the company’s SBM Sirius, (offshore Brass) in Brass local government area of the state.
Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Seriake Dickson has reaffirmed his admnistration's commitment to partner with law enforcement agencies in the state, towards securing lives and property, particularly the protection of the nation's oil and gas assets.
Governor Dickson made the remark, while receiving the Assistant Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in charge of Zone G, Mr. Bassey O. Bassey in Government House, Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday declared a receipt of N9.7 billion from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee for the month of December, 2016.
The declaration was line with his administration’s policy of transparency, prudence and accountability.
The government of Bayelsa State and relevant stakeholders in the civil service, labour and traditional rulers on Wednesday in Yenagoa, endorsed a number of reforms aimed at restructuring the public service for effective delivery.
The meeting was also aimed at checking the syndrome of ghost workers and other unwholesome practices in the public service.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said the honour is well deserving and a recognition of the Ijaw icon’s literary prowess, both as a scholar, poet and author.
The statement added that, the honour is another achievement on his well decorated literary cap and lauded the octogenarian for making the Ijaw nation proud, through his numerous and very inspiring literary works.
The governor, who announced this while handing over four refurbished Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicles to the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Government House, Yenagoa said, their task would be to provide security for all public schools in the state, with the support of the law enforcement agencies.
Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Seriake Dickson on Monday commended the Nigerian Air Force for their gallant efforts at protecting the territorial integrity of the nation and partnering with the state government in the maintainance of law and order.
Governor Dickson gave the commendation when he received the new Air Officer Commanding, Mobility Command, Yenagoa, Air Vice Marshal Stephen Ikpletu Onuh and his team in Government House, Yenagoa