Dickson Suspends Sale of Bayelsa Properties



GOVERNOR Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has ordered the immediate suspension of the ongoing sale of properties belonging to the state.

He also constituted a three-man committee to ascertain the level of compliance with due process in the sale of such assets.

A statement issued by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, chief press secretary to the governor, said the committee was expected to compile a comprehensive list of all the government assets, that had been removed or sold to the auctioneers and advise the government of an appropriate action to be taken, regarding such assets

The committee is headed by Peter Singabele, head of service, as chairman while Boma Spero-Jack, special adviser to the governor on security matters, is member and Markson Fefegha is the secretary.

The committee, which has a six terms of reference, will look into all ongoing auction sales, determine the list and physical state of the equipment and items at the time of sale and unveil the identity or identities of all the auctioneers involved.

It will also make any other recommendations that would ensure a proper conduct of all similar exercises of the government in the future.

Dickson, who charged members of the committee to submit its report within two weeks, directed all permanent secretaries and chief executives to submit all documents relating to the sale of government assets in their ministries, departments and agencies to the committee.

—  Mar 7, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT


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