Bayelsa Government seeks shift in date of governorship election; offers automatic employment to PhD holders in Ijaw land

Bayelsa Government seeks shift in date of governorship election; offers automatic employment to PhD holders in Ijaw land

The Bayelsa State Government is seeking a shift in the date of the November 2, 2019 governorship election in the state. The state Deputy Governor, Rea

The Bayelsa State Government is seeking a shift in the date of the November 2, 2019 governorship election in the state. The state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) made the demand when he met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu  in his office in Abuja.

The Deputy Governor said that the shift is being sort because the election date clashes with the state’s annual thanksgiving events.

In his response, the INEC Chairman promised that the commission would look into the demand.

In a previous development, the Bayelsa State Government announced its intention to offer automatic employment to all PhD holders from Bayelsa State and Ijaw indigenes across the country.

The Commissioner for Information and orientation, Daniel Iweriso Markson said that the governor disclosed this while inaugurating a committee on unemployment and peace across Ijaw land. He explained that those to be employed would be deployed to the various state owned tertiary institutions, including the Niger Delta University, the University of Africa, Bayelsa Medical University, the College of Education and the Bayelsa Polytechnic among others.

Governor Seriake Henry Dickson had clarified that the beneficiaries of the offer would be Ijaws from Bayelsa, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States#

 

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