Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has signed into law the Education Safety Corps Law 2017, three months after he sent it to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage.
The new law will provide the needed framework for the protection of facilities and pupils in the various government boarding schools across the state.
Gov. Dickson thanked members of the Assembly for considering the bill as a priority and for passing it on a record time, the same way they have always done since the inception of his administration.
According to him the new law by extension will further enhance local security and called on Bayelsans to support it and collaborate with those to be appointed as officials for the safety corps.
“I want to call on people of Bayelsa State to work with organs of government, law enforcement agencies, community leaders and also to collaborate and get ready to work with the officials of the Education Safety Corps that will be appointed in pursuant to the law I have just signed into existence”.
He stated that only young people with proven character will be appointed as officials and urged those to be saddled with making the recommendations to focus on sound minds who can fit into the objective of the new law.
The governor explained that the latest law is another Window of opportunity to lawfully provide employment opportunities to about two thousand young women and men that will help to secure facilities in schools and communities.
On the vote of confidence passed on him by members of the assembly, Dickson said: “Let me also use this opportunity to thank you Mr Speaker and the leadership as well as all the members of the House for the way and manner you proposed, moved and passed the motion for a vote of confidence on me and the government I lead”.
Earlier in his remark, Speaker of the Assembly, Konbowei Benson described the governor as a rare leader who has continued to offer purposeful leadership for the overall interest and benefits of Bayelsans.
The Speaker disclosed that the House after looking at the bill and observing its importance unanimously decided to pass it into law and assured the governor of their unshakable support always.