The Bayelsa State Government has commenced a comprehensive public sector
reform as part of measures to re-jig the system and make it more viable
for rapid growth.
This was one of the disclosures made shortly after the 80th State
Executive Council meeting which took place in Yenagoa on Wednesday.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting, the new Commissioner for
Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said the decision to
begin the reforms is hinged on the desire of the government to inject more
life in the public sector.
He explained that it is the hope of the government that the initiative of
the programme will achieve its full objective when fully implemented and
urged all Bayelsans to support it.
Iworiso-Markson also disclosed that three reports were presented to
Governor Seriake Dickson from the Tertiary Education Advisory Committee,
Committee on Policy on Public Primary and Secondary School Funding and
Staffing and the Local Government Policy Reforms Committee.
The Commissioner added that the government will study and appoint an
implementation committee which will be followed by the pronouncement of
the governor in a broadcast on comprehensive measures and new policy
direction to be taken on the reports by government.
Flanked by the new Commissioner for Education, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite,
Iworiso-Markson used the opportunity to call on Bayelsans to continue to
support the restoration government and thanked them for the solidarity so
Obuebite on his part expressed happiness at the vision of Gov. Dickson to
appoint a competent hand to take over from him and assured that he will
give all his best in his new ministry, same way he did in the Ministry of
Information and Orientation.