Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has called on the federal government to stop using the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC to compensate politicians or fund political activities for their loyalists.
Dickson came out with this at the inauguration of a seven man verification committee of NDDC projects in the state.
The Governor frown at the high rate of abandoned projects across the state by the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.
Governor Dickson stated that the government is setting up a mechanism that will monitor the execution of all NDDC jobs in the state.
In the meantime, the Bayelsa State Government says Five more persons who were earlier infected with ‘MonkeyPox’ viral disease in Bayelsa State have been discharged from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri where they have been quarantined.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson stated this in a statement in Yenagoa.
The Commissioner of Information said others currently under strict supervision have been responding positively to treatment.
He said so far, the government can beat its chest to say it had “been able to successfully contain the spread of the disease as no new case have been reported in the last few days.