|NBA President Okey Wali and Gov. Dickson at a Transparency Briefing|
The governor of Bayelsa State,Chief Henry Seriake Dickson Restoration administration is on the news again. This time around, the government has not only made news but also identified as the only government that is unmindful of the well being and prosperity of the governed.
According to reports from some Ministries in the State, the state governor, Seriake Dickson did not release money to enable them perform their statutory functions of paying bills of individuals and organizations that rendered services to the government through the Ministries.,
Government officials who spoke to Golden Pen in Yenagoa stated that the governor had subjected the state to poverty which they described as unwarranted.
Our sources agreed that the governor abandoned the people of the state few days to the Xmas to enjoy the yuletide period outside Nigeria. Governor Dickson's action according to some Civil Servants whose salaries and wages did not come to hand when it was due into the Christmas described him as uncaring, selfish and insensitive to the plight of the people, thus accusing him of introducing hunger Xmas in the State
Some of the cabinet members of the Dickson government were said to have left office, during the Christmas week because of the emptiness of their treasuries. One of them spoke with Golden Pen saying,"I can't stay in my office there is no money to pay for services rendered to our Ministry, some of our staff are yet to receive their salaries, and the pressure is too much on me, and I cannot withstand such pressures. And it is difficult for me to open up to them that the governor traveled out of the state and country without releasing money", the Commissioner said.
Meanwhile Bayelsans are praying that God should touch the heart of the governor to consider the plight of the poor and to put food on their tables.
Dickson the Transparency governor as he is commonly referred has been in the business of bringing people from outside the state and country as special guests to listen to his transparency briefings after lodging them in Government House and expensive hotels.