The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Friday appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the Honorary Special Adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board.
Dickson, who disclosed this at the formal launching of the trust fund in Yenagoa, appealed to Jonathan to use his influence to attract donations to the fund.
“Let me commend our leader, the former president for his educational strides during his time as the governor of this state, he laid the solid foundation for our educational system.
“That is why I have the honour to appoint him as the honorary special adviser, to oversee the collection of donations for the education trust fund.
“With this appointment, he will sit on the board of Bayelsa state education development trust fund, as a former teacher, an educationist; he has enough experience to drive the board to success.
“The restoration government under my leadership has invested over N80 billion in building and upgrading infrastructures in schools to help mould the future of our children,” Dickson said.
Accepting his new appointment, the former president promised to do his best to persuade all Bayelsans to support the education trust fund.