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Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has stated that the state government has con­cluded 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 Yena­goa explained that the security company, which would join the growing list of empower­ment schemes like the Bayelsa Volunteer Scheme and Bayel­sa Agriculture Scheme would readily absorb 20,000 Bayelsa youths.

According to him, the se­curity company, which is like other security outfits, would train the people and they would be deployed to safe­guard oil pipelines and other businesses where their ser­vices are required.

He explained that the plan was for the company to be   self-sustaining without its establishment increasing the recurrent expenditure of gov­ernment.

“In 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 security   company. This will be like any other security company with the necessary approvals and so forth.

This company is wholly owned by the state govern­ment and the idea is to enable this company employ a lot of Bayelsans; work with the relevant authorities and give them some basic enlighten­ment about what their jobs entail and then deploy them to secure pipeline facilities and government projects for a fee.”

Source: The Sun

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