The Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has rejigged his media team appointing Mr. Francis Ottah-Agbo as his new Chief Press Secretary (CPS) and a Sub-Assistant Editor of The Punch, Fidelis Soriwei, as his Special Adviser on Media Relations.
Agbo took over from Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who had served as CPS since 2012 until he was nominated by the governor and screened by the House of Assembly as a Commissioner-designate.
The new CPS, who hails from Benue State, and a long-standing friend of Dickson handed over his former position in the governor’s media team to Soriwei, an Ijaw man from Ondo State, who has had successful career as a journalist.
A Government House statement signed by the outgone CPS, Iworiso-Markson, said the governor also approved the re-assignment of Dr. John Idumangi to the newly established Directorate of Policy and Programmes as the Director-General.
Idumangi, was until his re-assignment, the General Manager of the Bayelsa state Broadcasting Corporation, Glory Fm, 97.1, Yenagoa.
The statement thanked Idumangi for his meritorious services to the state at various times and in different capacities.
Idumange also received plaudits for the various reforms he carried out to reposition the radio for a more effective service delivery and the dissemination of government’s policies and programmes.
In his place, Dickson approved the appointment of Mr. Tari Febabor, as the new General Manager of the State Broadcasting Corporation.
Febabor previously served as the Deputy General Manager of the corporation.THE NATION