Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
The Bayelsa State governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, on Thursday inaugurated Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, Vice President, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), as the new State Commissioner for Finance.
During the event which held at the Government House, Yenagoa, Dickson explained that Ebibai would have been sworn in alongside the first set of members of his cabinet but was regularizing his disengagement from AMCON.
While urging Ebibai to work closely with his predecessor, Duate Iyabi, and the state economic team, Dickson said his vast wealth of experience in the banking sector would be required to manage the state’s economy, particularly at a time when the state and country were grappling with economic downturn.
The governor noted that Ebibai would serve as the Vice Chairman of the State economic Team as well as a member of the State Investment Team.
He added that the new commissioner was expected to utilize his capacity to network and service the bureaucracy of government and its policies and programmes.
“Your predecessor himself is a top banker per excellence with his equally committed finance team. You are not alone; Mr. Duate Iyabi is the chief Economic Adviser.
‘’ He is still the chairman of the state economic team and you will be his vice chairman. You will also be a critical member of the state investment team. We have a tradition of collective record keeping, decision-making.”
Dickson also called on the new Commissioner to use his capacity to consolidate on the goodwill and confidence of investors in the Bayelsa economy.
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