The NigerianGuild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) Sunday night arrived Yenagoa, theBayelsa state capital for governance and impact assessment of Governor Seriake Dicksonseight years administration in the state.
The NGIJPresident, Wale Abydeen in a statement issued on Monday in Yenagoa said theassessment was aimed at promoting accountability, transparency and goodgovernance as well as strengthening democratic rule in Nigeria by performingwatchdog role in the society.
Abydeen stated that the guilds members whilein the state would interact with critical stakeholders including traditionalrulers, security agencies, top government functionaries, labour leaders, politicalparties, artisans and others.
He said10,000 questionnaires will be administered across all the eight localgovernment areas of the state to assess the achievements and impact of GovernorSeriake Dickson administration on the people.
The NGIJPresident explained that the assessment became necessary as the governor isconcluding his two terms tenure and in view of the forthcoming governorshipelection in the state.
Abydeendisclosed that the guild in August 2019 unveiled its Governance Assessment Reporton administration of Kogi StateGovernor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at the Federal Capital Territory.
The NigerianGuild of Investigative Journalists NGIJ is an association of journalists drivenby the thirst for professionalism and agenda setting role of the media to makegovernment more accountable to the governed. Its objectives include stimulatingthe culture of investigation and deep research in journalism to help democraticprocess and political choice.