Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa, whose election victory was on Friday confirmed by the court of appeal, has appointed a former Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa, as special adviser on security matters.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by Daniel Alabrah, whose appointment as the governor’s Chief Press Secretary was also confirmed.
Alabrah said Seiyefa is among 34 new aides, whose appointments were approved by the governor.
Though the former DSS boss will serve on honorary capacity, just as four other appointees.
Two former commissioners, Perekiye Bruboyefe and Jonathan Obuebite, who served under former Governor Seriake Dickson, , are also among the special advisers, he said.
Dickson’s former security adviser and retired Commissioner of Police, Akpoebi Agberebi, was also re-appointed by Diri.
A former Special Adviser on Domestic Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Obriki Sylbriks, and a former member of the state House of Assembly, Franklin Otele, were also appointed special advisers.