Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has tasked new members of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC) to conduct credible local government election that will be a reference point in Nigeria.
The governor also urged the commission to exercise its independence.
Governor Diri gave the charge when he swore in, chairman and members of the commission and that of the Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission.
Also sworn in are the state’s Auditor-General, his local government counterpart as well as a member of the Judicial Service Commission.
The ceremony took place inside the Executive Council Chambers of Government House in Yenagoa.
He said he had no doubt that with the appointees’ wealth of experience, they would add value to the government and people of the state.
Governor Diri charged them to operate in line with their oaths of office, stressing that a lot was expected of them in terms of service delivery.
The state’s helmsman tasked the Civil Service Commission to bring credibility to the service and spur workers on, saying its immediate task was to ensure the emergence of permanent secretaries according to the rules.