…says the release is childish
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has berated President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the recent release of looters’ list, which was made public by the minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammad.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Francis Ottah Agbo, Dickson, described the list as ‘childish’ during a live media interview in his office in Yenagoa.
He lamented the spate of senseless killings in Nigeria and urged the APC-led Federal Government to focus on tackling insecurity and economic recession instead of distracting Nigerians with the so called looters lists.
“This country needs two strong political parties. A united not fragmented party in government and a cohesive and clear-headed opposition party. The constant demonization of the PDP by the APC, for me, is childish and uncalled for.
“I have the feelings that the APC, though in power, still behaves like a party in the opposition and on a campaign mode. I believe the APC has failed on its promise to Nigerians, they have failed to secure the country, the country is on a precipice. I think they should have done better than they are doing right now.
“The PDP made its mistakes but it achieved a lot for our democracy and our country. There is too much division in the country right now, and the Federal Government has to unify the country. They should look at the wanton killings in the country not only by Boko Haram but by the herdsmen and arrest the ugly situation.”
Meanwhile, the governor vowed that his administration would not be dissuaded from bequeathing a highly professionalized, disciplined and motivated public service through the ongoing reforms.
The Governor noted that the exercise was not aimed at witch-hunting any worker but to rid the service of all forms of irregularities, sharp practices with the view to repositioning the service to stand the test of time.
He said: ‘‘The mind-set that you can keep your name on the pay roll without coming to work is negative and we have to draw the red line now because we want to leave behind a reformed, repositioned, motivated and efficient work force that can stand the test of time…’’