Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has just been granted a N2.9 billion loan request to by operational vehicles for himself, the deputy governor, and others.
A lawmaker, Monday Buluo-Obolo raised a motion on the floor of the House on Wednesday, urging the House to grant the request as it would ensure the smooth running of the new government.
Buluo-Obolo convinced the House that the proposed loan facility has a repayment plan of 36 months, adding that other projects by the government would not be affected.
The motion was unanimously supported by other lawmakers.
The Assembly Speaker, Abraham Ingobere said the House would convey the approval of the loan request to Diri.
Diri’s request for the N2.9 billion loan to purchase new vehicles raises the question of what might have happened to the cars used during the immediate past administration of Seriake Dickson.