Yenagoa—A public affairs commentator, Gborienemi Mark-Charles has commended Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State for relocating GGSS Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state to a new site.
It will be recalled that photos of the dilapidated condition of the school had gone viral on social media attracting widespread criticism towards the state government.
In a post on Facebook, Mark-Charles thanked Diri for giving a listening ear to calls for government intervention.
He, however, appealed to the governor to come to the rescue of the Government Comprehensive Secondary School (GCSS) located in Nembe Local Government Area which is also in a dilapidated condition.
The post reads:
“I commend the Governor of Bayelsa State, H.E Douye Diri for quickly relocating GGSS Kaiama to a better environment.
“This goes a long way to show that he is a listening governor who wants the best for the State.
“In the same vein, we are appealing to the Governor to visit the poor and dilapidated situation of the Government Comprehensive Secondary school, Nembe LGA, and other dilapidated schools In Bayelsa State.
“I would love to remind the governor that upon his resumption in office, he declared a state of emergency on the educational sector and other critical sectors of the economy.
“He also promised to be fair to everyone irrespective of local government, religion, and political party anyone belongs to.”
Mark-Charles charged the state government to match words with actions and solve the issue of dilapidated school buildings in the state.
Another social commentator, Adias Jessica while commending Diri for relocating the GGSS Kaiama, also pleaded for the renovation of GSS Oluasiri (now GCSS Nembe)
Drawing the attention of the governor in a post on Facebook, she noted that GSS Oluasiri trended on social media some few weeks back because of its dilapidated nature, but nothing has been done to ameliorate the suffering of the students and staff.
“This is to further call the attention of the Prosperity Government ably led by Governor Diri to swiftly swing into action in seeing that the needful is done. After all, what is good for the goose they say, is good for the gander.
“Education is paramount as far as our development is concerned,” she said.