Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, on Wednesday, swore in Daniel Iworiso-Markson, his former chief press secretary, as the new commissioner for information and orientation.
Iworiso-Markson takes over from Jonathan Obuebite who has been reassigned to the ministry of education.
Shortly after taking his oath of office, Dickson enjoined Iworiso-Markson to remain committed as he was while serving as his official spokesman.
The governor said for someone who has been part of his “restoration administration” since its inception, the commissioner needs no introduction to the policies and programmes of the government.
“Being my chief press secretary for almost six years, you served me well and served me loyally. So you deserve this elevation. You were found worthy and fit to be part of the state executive council, which is the highest policy making organ of your state,” he said.
Dickson also said the commissioner’s new assignment is a call to higher service, while expressing confidence that he will deliver.
Markson Fefegha, former commissioner for education, was also reassigned to the newly created ministry of solid minerals in the minor cabinet reshuffle.