Bayelsa State government promises to reclassify traditional Stool.

Bayelsa State Government has said it would not single out any traditional stool for reclassification.

This is just as the government called on communities and clans clamouring for upgrade of chieftaincy stools to be patient as efforts are underway to conduct the reclassification exercise soon.

Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the assurrance when the traditional council of the Okugbe Isoko Kingdom in Sagbama Local Government Area paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo, informed that there are pending cases of reclassification to be addressed by government on the basis of fairness, equity and justice.

He therefore pleaded with the Okugbe Isoko traditional council to exercise patience, as everything would be done to redress glaring cases of inconsistencies with the extant Bayelsa State Traditional Chieftaincy Law.

The Deputy Governor emphasized the need for the Okugbe Isoko Kingdom to unite and called on the traditional council not to rest on its oars to forge unification among the various communities that constitute the clan.

Responding to some demands made by the delegation, Senator Ewhrudjakpo assured them that government would grade the road connecting the communities in the area, and liaise with relevant agencies to post health personnel to Osifo and Osekwenike health centres.

On the issue of including the Isoko language in the news translation on Radio Bayelsa and the Niger Delta Television, he directed the Commissioner for Information and Orientation to look into the request.