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By Joy Emmanuel in Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has appointed Prince Duoye Koroye as secretary of the state security outfit Bayelsa volunteers.
His appointment he said is to enhance zero tolerance for crimes and criminality in the state.
Speaking to journalists in Yenagoa after the inauguration, Koroye said that restructuring of the security outfit is part of government policy which the leadership of the Bayelsa State volunteer are involved in.
Hear him: "We are repositioning the youth mentality to do the right thing in the state and to see this body as an avenue for training", adding that the misconception of the people seeing youths of Bayelsa volunteer as touts must change.
According to Prince Koroye, the Bayelsa State volunteer is headed by a responsible chairman, Otobo Barakumor with years of experience in management of youths matters.
"We will partner with other security agencies in the state to train and retrain all the youth volunteers of security outfit to identify corrupt practices and to identifying criminals.
"Although we are not making it public, but we have our own plans, we engage the youth and bring them closer, the issue of violence is over, our business is purely to secure lives and properties in the state", he said.
He also commended the state Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for his efforts in fighting crime in the state and making the state a safe haven.
"I want to say that Governor Henry Seriake Dickson is a gift to Bayelsa State and to Nigeria, right from the creation of Bayelsa State this government is the only government that has been fighting crimes to its lowest level".
Hon. Douye equally warned youths in various communities in the state who are fond of harassing company workers on sites to desist from it, adding that it’s now zero tolerance for criminals who are thwarting the efforts of government in all the ongoing projects in the state.
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