The Restoration governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has been told not to borrow monies from anywhere in the name of or on behalf of Bayelsa state Government for any reason.
Speaking to newsmen in the Bayelsa State Capital, Yenagoa, the Founder/President of World Prosperity Organization, Chief Otonye Godman Evans-Tubonah had described the move as economically dangerous to the well being and prosperity of the people of the state to the present and future generations.
According to him, the present administration under the leadership of governor Dickson had during his monthly transparency media briefings told Bayelsans of savings amounting to billions of Naira from federal allocation accounts and internally generated funds.
He explained that taking of loans does not in any way represent comfortable economic ideologies that will bring development to better the lot of the people, and that the best option for the government would have been to utilize the savings of the State to build the necessary Maritime Academy to pacify the People of Okpoama from which land a fledgling College of Education was hijacked to Dickson's own place Sagbama.
Chief Evans Tubonah who is also the Publisher of Golden Pen Newspaper observed that the people of Okpoama in the Brass Local Government Area, being a largely oil bearing communities deserve to benefit from the oil monies accruing into the state rather than taking a tour to outside countries to borrow monies with huge interest that would last 30 years to in the name of building a Maritime Academy there.
World Prosperity, according to Chief Evans-Tubonah, does not like the idea of the state government's move to take the loan of 60million Euros which is over N13billon, in Nigerian currency because it will worsen or aggravate the poverty condition that the people of the state have suffered from the hands of such ill-fated political ideologies. He told Dickson not to shift grounds from his promises to the people of the State that he will not play politics with the development of the state, but remain steadfast and to ensure that he displays honesty and transparency in the spread of amenities by his administration to the nooks and crannies of Bayelsa as against lumping everything at one place which will not be too good for the day of re corning that will not fail to come in earnest, he emphasized.
He therefore called on the governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson not to co-operate with food and money politicians in the state who will soon turn their backs against him and leave him alone to defend the decisions of his administration.
World Prosperity, Chief Evans-Tubonah assured will continue to support government good intentions and positive development polices but warned against borrowing or taking loans from within or outside the country, describing the 60millon Euros loan deal as unacceptable and called on the state government to drop the idea.