Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has stated that the state government has conÂcluded plans to engage more Bayelsans in 2015 with the establishment of a security company called Izon Ibe.
Dickson, who disclosed this in an interview in YenaÂgoa explained that the security company, which would join the growing list of empowerÂment schemes like the Bayelsa Volunteer Scheme and BayelÂsa Agriculture Scheme would readily absorb 20,000 Bayelsa youths.
According to him, the seÂcurity company, which is like other security outfits, would train the people and they would be deployed to safeÂguard oil pipelines and other businesses where their serÂvices are required.
He explained that the plan was for the company to beÂ Â self-sustaining without its establishment increasing the recurrent expenditure of govÂernment.
â€œIn 2015, we are going to step up our game in terms of engagement of our people. I talked about the Agriculture Engagement Scheme that will come on stream very soon. In addition to that we have the Bayelsa Volunteer Scheme that will take a number of our people. We now have this idea we have developed, which is the incorporation of a securityÂ Â company. This will be like any other security company with the necessary approvals and so forth.
This company is wholly owned by the state governÂment and the idea is to enable this company employ a lot of Bayelsans; work with the relevant authorities and give them some basic enlightenÂment about what their jobs entail and then deploy them to secure pipeline facilities and government projects for a fee.â€
Source: The Sun