Bayelsa Elders Condemn Amassoma Crisis …Empathize With Bereaved Families

The Bayelsa Elders Council has joined other well-meaning groups to condemn in its entirety, the crisis that rocked the Amassoma community resulting in the loss of lives.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Elders Council in Government House, Yenagoa.

The communiqué, which was jointly signed by the Chairman of the Council, Chief Francis Doukpola and its Secretary, Lady Ann Yougha empathized with the bereaved families and those injured in the unfortunate incident.

The Council called for early return of peace to the Amassoma community, urging the various factions in the community to cooperate with the government to enthrone enduring peace and unity.

While also calling for the early reopening of the Niger Delta University, NDU, the Council stressed the need for the state government to take appropriate steps to facilitate reconciliation efforts in Amassoma.

The Elders Council expressed support for the ongoing reforms at the NDU and the public service, adding that, the process would make for job creation and sanity in all the government ministries and agencies.

On the issue of school fees, the Elders Council urged the management of the Niger Delta University to as a matter of urgency make information available in the public domain to the effect that fees in the school have not been increased.