Some politicians are plotting to disgrace Jonathan, Dickson – Bayelsa Govt

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday said it had uncovered a plot by some politicians to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson by diverting relief materials meant for victims of the flooding disaster.

The Secetary to the State Government, Prof. Edmond Allison-Oguru, warned against the plot.

Allisson-Oguru,who spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital while receiving a truckload of donations from the management of Chevron Oil Limited, said the government had put machinery in place to clamp down on the suspects.

He said the distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood in the state improved after the government strenghtened its internal control system.

He said the government was disturbed when relief materials were diverted by those he referred to as “third party”.

He said, “We have warned them to desist from such a nefarious act that is capable of bringing down the good gesture of the President and the governor to disrepute.

“Government is disturbed when relief materials are diverted by some third party, hence it has mandated specific government officials to handle matters relating to donations of relief materials.”

Chevron donated four truckloads of relief materials to the state government and announced that it had given over N50m to the National Emergency Management Authority as part of its assistance in managing the disaster.


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