Bayelsa State Government, yesterday, raised alarm over alleged plot by some unnamed political appointees in the state to rubbish the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson, through the diversion of relief materials meant for flood victims.
The government, while alerting donor agencies and corporate bodies, said machinery had been in place to frustrate the politicians involved in the plot, while the distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood in the state had improved with a review of the processes of accounting for donations and relief materials.
Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Professor Edmund Allison-Oguru, disclosed this yesterday in Yenagoa, while receiving truck-loads of donations from managements of Chevron Oil Limited and a popular eatery in the state, Peproni Fast Foods.
He said the state government was disturbed when relief materials were diverted by those he described as third party. He said: “We have warned them to desist from such nefarious act capable of bringing down the good gesture of the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and the state governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to disrepute.
"Government is disturbed when relief materials are diverted by some third party, hence it has mandated specific government officials to handle matters relating to donations of relief materials.”
While the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited donated four container loads of relief materials to the state government and announced that over N50 million had been forwarded to the National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, a popular fast food outlet in the state, Peperoni Foods, donated sets of beverages, food stuffs and toiletries to the victims of the flood.