The Bayelsa State Government has condemned in its entirety and described as mischievous, a news story; published in the Friday, 10thof October, 2014 edition of Thisday entitled “Bayelsa New Governor’s office to gulpN33b”
A Government House statement has debunked the report as the figment of the imagination of the author and a clear misrepresentation of facts, as the project in question only costs the Bayelsa State Government N3. 8b as against the N33. 8b reported by the Thisday newspaper.
Describing the publication as a misrepresentation of facts and an attempt to tarnish the good image and the support enjoyed by the present administration in the State, the Government hereby advises journalists to always cross check their facts before going to the press.
Thisday is one of the highly respected newspapers in the country and it is sad to observe that, its correspondent that ought to know better, is feeding the unsuspecting public with tissues of lies.
The present administration in the State as regard for the media and that is why it always made public its activities, including the award of contracts.
It remains one the leading States in the country that has on monthly basis published its accounts, since the inception of the present administration under Governor Seriake Dickson.
The statement also wishes to debunk the claim by the newspaper that, the Governor’s collapsed, as there was no incident of such and again, is a calculated attempt to cover up the truth and give a bad image to the State Government.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State.