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Commissioner calls for collective efforts to transform Bayelsa to greater height .Commends Governor Diri, Deputy over his appointment

By Inegbagha Majesty

    The newly sworn in Commissioner for Power and Water Resources in Bayelsa state, Mr Ebitei Robert Tonyon has called for collective efforts in order to transform the state to greater height. 
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Mr Ebitei Robert Tonyon, Hon Commissioner for Power and Water Resources
Mr Tonyon who made the call in an exclusive interview with Global Overseer shortly after his reception ceremony in Yenagoa, stressed the need to embrace the policies and programmes of Governor Douye Diri’s lead prosperity government aimed at attaining the desired development of the state.
   He further emphasized the need Bayelsans should see the development of the state as a collective responsibility by contributing meaningfully their quotas in support of government efforts towards developing the state,
  Mr Tonyon on his part pledged to live above board and work selflessly and assiduously by according the development of the state as his primary priority above personal gains.
   The dynamic and resourceful Commissioner of exemplary leadership qualities, promised to work with the staff of his ministry as a team toward the realization of the set objectives of the ministry under the prosperity Government to meet the yearnings and the aspirations of the people in the power and water sector.
   On staff welfare, Mr Tonyon expressed his determination to embark on training and retraining programmes for staff to enhance their performance.
   He highlighted on the significant of power and potable water towards boosting the socio-economic wellbeing of the people and industrialization in the state.
   According to him, he would operate an open door policies that will welcome useful suggestions and ideas that would transform the power and water sector of the state.
    On the issue of high electricity bills impose by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) and illegal collection of light bills even without electricity supply, the Commissioner said he will meet with his staff before conveying a meeting between the ministry and PHEDC to resolve the issue.
   The Honourable Commissioner used the forum to expressed deep appreciation to Governor Douye Diri and his amiable Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo for considering him worthy to serve in the State Executive Council as a Commissioner for Power and Water Resources. 
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   He said the gesture is an eloquent testimony of the confidence reposed in his ability to work tirelessly with utmost transparent honesty to deliver the dividends of democracy for the people.
   Mr Tonyon thanked the former Governor of the state, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson for given him the opportunity to serve in the Restoration Government for 6 months before its expiration.  
   Dignitaries from different walks of life attended the reception ceremony in appreciation of Mr Ebitei Robert Tonyon sterling qualities and enviable track records.

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