Bayelsa sets up committee to tackle rumour-mongering

Governor Dickson of Bayelsa state.

Bayelsa State said rumour mongering is hindering the state’s development.

The Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to set up a committee to address “the ugly trend of rumour-mongering in the state”.

The committee is to fish out actors behind rumour-mongering “which has been found inimical to the development of the state”.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the announcement in a statement on Saturday in Yenagoa.

Mr. Iworiso-Markson said that Gov. Seriake Dickson was worried by the “disturbing trend of rumour-mongering in the state.”

“Gov. Dickson has decided to set up a high-powered committee to address the ugly trend of rumour-mongering in the state.

“A situation whereby the person and office of the governor are always at the receiving end of rumour-mongering is quite disturbing to the government,” Mr. Iworiso-Markson said.

According to the statement, the committee which will be inaugurated next week, will be tasked with the responsibility of finding a permanent solution to rumour-mongering in the state.

He said that the committee would be saddled with the responsibility of fishing out persons who made it a habit to peddle rumours and spread false and misleading information to the public.



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  • Me

    This article doesn’t make any sense… Too many repetitions

  • ada

    There will always be rumors, setting up committee to stop it is an act of insanity. Our leaders need to do what is most important in the country instead of doing crazy nd things dat don’t make sense. Prove people wrong by doing right things dat,s wat d country needs. Setting up a committee will only attract more rumors. Mr governor

  • Yusuf

    Mr Governor, The sysytem is returning to dictatorship where leaders make mistake and nobody to correct them, where is democracy when freedom of expression is deprived from its citizens!
    Setting up commitee will create more rumour, because some part of public fund will be use to run the commitee.
    Pls Mr Governor do the right thing and leave faith to judge you not people..
    If you are not guilty you don’t have any reason to be afraid of rumour mongerers..