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Bayelsa Journalists beg Gov Diri to appoint Dr Easterday as Commissioner for Information

By Azi Aaron

As Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri prepares to appoint new set of Commissioners to constitute the state Executive Council, some media practitioners have called on the governor to consider Dr. Ayebaitari Easterday Job as Commissioner for Information and Orientation.

Gov. Douye Diri

 The call was made on Thursday, in a well-attended media briefing at Journalists hangout, Punch road in Yenagoa, jointly organized by the President of Independent Newspaper Publishers Association of Nigeria (INPAN), Mr Ebi Ozegbe and the Publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, Chief Jones Abiri.

The duo described Ayibaitari Easterday as a professional journalist, Newspaper Publisher and  Chairman, Bayelsa Federated Newspaper Publishers Association (BAFENPA) with cognitive experience having practiced for over three decades and served as Chief Press Secretary at three different times to Southern Ijaw Local Government Council, he will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the job when appointed.

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Dr Ayibaitari Easterday, Chairman, Bayelsa Federated Newspapers Association(BAFENPA)

 They said appointing a core professional who understands the practice and the terrain of the media profession will not only improve on the existing relationship between Government and the media but will identify the grey areas and propagate the good image of the state and the prosperity government to the outside world.

Mr Ebi Ozegbe and Chief Jones Abiri commended Gov. Douye Diri, his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and the Prosperity Government for appointing tested and trusted Professor Nimibofa Ayawei as Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Peter Akpe as Chief of Staff, Mr.Irorodamie Komonibo as deputy Chief of Staff and retaining one of their own, Daniel Alabrah as Chief Press Secretary, expressing confidence that all the appointees will perform excellently on their given mandate.

Several others who spoke in the same direction noted that the performance of Government largely demand on those who constitute the system and called on the governor to do the needful.

The people eulogized the Diri led administration on the doggedness in taking three Senatorial roads far beyond expectation and promise their commitment to throw their weight behind the Prosperity Government.

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