NGIJ Concludes Governance Investigative Tour to Bayelsa State

The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) on Friday 13th September 2019 concluded a one-week-long Governance Assessment Investigations on the administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.

NGIJ in a statement issued in Yenagoa on Friday 13th September 2019 by its President, Wale Abydeen said the guild embarked on the tour to carry out the watchdog role and assess impact of Seriake Dickson’s administration on people of the state.

Abydeen explained that the guild while in Bayelsa visited the eight local government areas and administered 10,000 questionnaires to gauge public opinion about the programmes, policies and projects of almost eight years of Governor Dickson led administration of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

He also said that the NGIJ team met critical stakeholders including Security agencies, traditional rulers, Labour unions, political parties, Civil liberty organizations, civil servants, artisans, market women/men and others.

The NGIJ President applauded the Police for their cooperation during the one-week long tours and appreciates Bayelsa State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ for the warm reception given to the guild in Yenagoa.

A statement posted on its Whatsapp social media also confirmed that the team could not meet any of the government officials through the investigative tour.

“The Guild could not meet any of the government media officers but the CPS spoke with me on phone while the SA media spoke with Mr. Abifarin, BOT Chair.”, it said.

The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) on Friday 13th September 2019 concluded a one-week-long Governance Assessment Investigations on the administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.

NGIJ in a statement issued in Yenagoa on Friday 13th September 2019 by its President, Wale Abydeen said the guild embarked on the tour to carry out the watchdog role and assess impact of Seriake Dickson’s administration on people of the state.

Abydeen explained that the guild while in Bayelsa visited the eight local government areas and administered 10,000 questionnaires to gauge public opinion about the programmes, policies and projects of almost eight years of Governor Dickson led administration of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

He also said that the NGIJ team met critical stakeholders including Security agencies, traditional rulers, Labour unions, political parties, Civil liberty organizations, civil servants, artisans, market women/men and others.

The NGIJ President applauded the Police for their cooperation during the one-week long tours and appreciates Bayelsa State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ for the warm reception given to the guild in Yenagoa.

A statement posted on its Whatsapp social media also confirmed that the team could not meet any of the government officials through the investigative tour.

“The Guild could not meet any of the government media officers but the CPS spoke with me on phone while the SA media spoke with Mr. Abifarin, BOT Chair.”, it said.

Abydeen thereby hinted that the Governance Assessment Report on Bayelsa State which would be presented to the world within the month of September would contain first-hand information from the field work in Bayelsa State

Abydeen thereby hinted that the Governance Assessment Report on Bayelsa State which would be presented to the world within the month of September would contain first-hand information from the field work in Bayelsa State

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