…Retains Only Political Appointees Whose Positions Are Critical To Transition Process
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson has relieved his political appointees their duties, keeping only those whose positions are critical to his transition process.
Gov. Dickson made this known to newsmen on Monday, through a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government Bayelsa State, Barr. Kemela Okara.
The statement reads:
“This is to inform all political appointees of the Restoration Government of His Excellency Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, that as a government in transition we have been battling to meet our diverse financial obligations.
“In seeking to manage these financial obligations it became imperative to give priority to the payment of salaries to Civil Servants who have since been paid their November salaries.
“We have now commenced the processing of political appointee salaries which will be paid in the coming week.
“With effectively one month to go to the end of this government, only political appointees whose positions are critical to the transition process will be retained henceforth to manage this process. We trust that all political appointees appreciate the enormous sacrifices Government has made with the unprecedented number of political appointments made from 2012 to date.
“In the interim, we wish to also state that the government has begun the process of compiling the list of appointees who are by law entitled to receive benefits, with a view to making payment before government finally wins down in February 2020.
“Further, we also use this medium to enjoin our appointees and teeming supporters to hope for the best post election outcome going forward.
“Finally, His Excellency the Governor seeks to use this medium to thank all political appointees for their hardwork and commitment to the Restoration government over the years and especially at this time of transition.”
Bight News had reported that, Gov. Dickson had on the 19th of November, 2019 constituted a 41 man transition committee whose members are commissioners and few senior Special Advisers of his led Restoration Government.
Gov. Dickson while trust that all political appointees appreciate the enormous sacrifices his Government has made with the unprecedented number of political appointments made from 2012 to date, averred that arrangement are in place to ensure that appointees who are by law entitled to receive benefits get payment before government finally winds down in February 2020.