Dickson swears in new commissioners, signs MoU for new hospital

By Samuel Tombra, Yenagoa

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson has sworn in five new commissioners into his cabinet with call on them to promote the ideals and vision of his restoration agenda.

A statement signed by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson-Markson on Thursday quoted the governor as having made the call when he inaugurated the commissioners at the new Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa.

Dickson called on the appointees to exhibit a high sense of dedication and loyalty in the discharge of their duties.

The commissioners are, the commissioners for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu; Ijaw National Affairs and Culture, Mr. Austin Dressman; Tourism and Development, Ebiere Musa; Women Affairs, Mrs. Martha Jenakumo and Heads of Special Duties, West Senatorial, Mr. Tamunobere Oguoh.

The governor described Health Commissioner as a thorough-bred medical personnel and one time Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

He said his antecedents were exemplary and urged him to streamline all the massive investments made in the sector.

Dickson said his government established a world-class health facilities, including the diagnostic centre, equipped with a forensic unit.

He said by next year, the government would construct and equip health centres in each of the 105 wards in the state to take healthcare delivery closer to the rural dwellers.

He said: “We want to have the best facilities in all spheres. Very soon, we are going to be number one in agriculture, sports, education and now we want to be number one in medical tourism, with the facilities that we are going to put in place, we will have a situation where no Bayelsan will need to travel out to receive healthcare.

“Not only that; we want all Nigerians and people from other places to come to Bayelsa for healthcare services. Your duty will be to harmonize all of these. We have the forensic unit at the Diagnostic centre, which is 90% set.

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