Vet Doctors Get Automatic Empolyment, As Gov Dickson Pledges Greater Investment In Agric
Governor Seriake Dickson has given automatic employment to six casual
veterinary doctors of the Bayelsa State Veterinary Clinic at Edepie in
the State capital.
Governor Dickson, who announced this, while commissioning the Ultra
modern veterinary clinic at the school to land premises along Imiringi
road, Edepie, Yenagoa, stated that, Government would continue to
invest in agriculture until the State becomes number in the sector.
He stated that, concerted efforts were being made to put a standard
abattoir in place, stressing that, when it is completed along with
other facilities, no animal will be allowed into the State without
being properly examined before it is slaughtered for consumption.
Governor Dickson described agriculture as the tripod of his
administration, adding that it will create employment and provide food
for the teeming population of Bayelsans.
According to him, it will also increase the Gross Domestic product of
the state and improve its internally generated revenue profile as
The Governor, who expressed satisfaction with the rice mill and other
facilities already installed at the farm, promised to visit the farm
site on a more regular basis and ensure that boys and girls of the
state are meaningfully engaged.
He disclosed that the school of agriculture that is underway is to
provide manpower for the various agriculture projects and facilities
being put in place at the school to land farm.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for agriculture, Dr. Thomas Commander
disclosed that the Veterinary Clinic is the first to be built in the
state, noting that the facility and the equipment are of high
The Governor was also conducted round the different sections of the
clinic which include Vet shop/Vet Pharmacy, examination room and
He also inspected the poultry farm with 15,000 broilers and directed
that the capacity be increased to 30,000, promising to make N60
million available for the completion of the project.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State