As part of the “Operation Light-Up Bayelsa Project” of the state government, Governor Seriake Dickson has approved release of funds to effect the immediate repair and modification of the Angiama substation in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
This is reportedly in fulfilment of the promise the governor made through the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Talford Ongolo, at the Southern Ijaw session of the recently concluded Town Hall meetings in Oporoma, headquarters of the local government area.
A statement by the state commissioner for information and orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in approving the amount, Governor Dickson explained that the repair and modification of the Angiama substation is to ensure that Southern Ijaw Local Government Area is not left out in the on-going project of the government to connect electricity to all nooks and crannies of the state.
According to the statement, the governor, who expressed dismay over the manner the Angiama substation was vandalised and ravaged, assured the chiefs and people of the area that, the government will do everything within its powers to ensure the urgent completion and operation of the substation, so that, communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area can equally be connected to the national grid.
Mr Dickson used the opportunity to call on community leaders and youths across the State to be extra vigilant by protecting government investments and facilities in their domains, adding that, what happened at the Angiama substation could have been avoided, if the community leaders and the youths were vigilant and proactive.
He, however, commended the resolve of the Angiama community to take extra steps to ensure the security and safety of the project site, pointing out that, the government’s developmental agenda for the state can only be realised with the support and co-operation of the people.
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