QUOTE ON TRANSPARENCY:
“On transparency, we believe that it is the right of the people of the state, to know what funds accrue to the coffers of the state and the various local government councils and how they are utilized. This is the only way to secure the trust and confidence of the people in whom sovereignty lies. I have directed all local government chairmen to comply with this paradigm shift on the issue of transparency, probity and accountability, to reflect the new Bayelsa we are building”. – Governor Henry Seriake Dickson
We are delighted that Bayelsans now know the income and expenditure of the State on a monthly basis. This push for transparency is a reform that will reposition government towards the implementation of policies, plans and programmes for accelerated development. Our prayer is that Local Government Council Chairmen should also take this stride at promoting transparency to regain the peoples confidence. I know Nembe Local Government Chairman has done it. Others should follow the good example.