Chairmen of Community Development Committees in Bayelsa State have been urged to step efforts to protect government facilities in their domain from being vandalized.
Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the charge when a delegation of the Bayelsa State CDC Chairmen Association paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.
He reminded the CDC chairmen of the need to work with the paramount rulers and security agencies in the maintenance of peace and security.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo noted that communities where public and corporate assets are vandalized with reckless abandon, signposts the kind of leadership they have.
While appreciating the creation of the Association, he advised they be structured to enable incumbent run its executive organ, given the turnover of CDC leadership in their respective communities.
Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Bayelsa State CDC Chairmen Association, Chief Koto Omiloli, said the association was formed in 2018 to work with government and attract the dividends of governance to the grassroots.
Chief Omiloli, who assured of the association’s readiness to complement the role of policy formulation and implementation, appealed for an office space in Yenagoa.