Senator Seriake Dickson, a former governor of Bayelsa State and senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, has reminded the 36 state governors of the federation to be transparent in dealing with the joint accounts of states and local government councils.
Dickson, who made the call on Friday at the National Assembly in Abuja after he was presented with the Leadership Transparency Merit Award by the Center for Trusted Leadership and Citizen Awareness, said the transparency law enacted by his administration in Bayelsa State has ensured authenticity. responsibility for dealing with accounts.
According to him, from February 14, 2012 to February 14, 2020, during his tenure as governor of Bayelsa State, he did not receive a dime from the Federal Account for the eight local government councils in the state.
He said, “The legal instrument used to ensure the transparency of the joint account is the Law on Transparency, which was approved in 2012 as soon as he took office, and was strictly followed by the relevant parties regarding the account.
“The Transparency Act was a model for the implementation of financial autonomy of local government councils in Bayelsa State.”
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