PIA: Bayelsa govt appeals for calm


The Bayelsa State government has cautioned people of the state, particularly the youths, to maintain the relative peace in the state despite the shortcomings of the Petroleum Industry Bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It also urged the Ijaw Youth Council, an umbrella body of youth organisations in Ijawland, to operate within the confines of its constitution and not delve in issues bordering on the election of traditional rulers.

The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made this known on Friday at an enlarged meeting with traditional rulers from Ogbia Local Government Area in Government House, Yenagoa.

Ewhrudjakpo observed that although what the people of oil bearing communities expected from the PIB was not what they got from the emergent Act, there is still need for them to promote peace and stability in the state.

In their separate remarks, the Obanobhan of Ogbia Kingdom, His Eminence, King Dumaro Charles Owaba and the various clan heads, commended the present administration for carrying traditional rulers along in the scheme of things.


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