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Gov. Diri Flays Attempt To Ethnicise Bayelsa Fertiliser Project

Gov. Diri Flays Attempt To Ethnicise Bayelsa Fertiliser Project

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has strongly condemned an attempt to cause ethnic disharmony in the state through the Brass Fertiliser and Petrochemical Company project. Governor Diri, who was reacting to a trending post on social media accusing him of plans to scuttle the project as it was allegedly not sited in a "core Ijaw area," said those behind the allegation do not mean well for the state and the Ijaw nation. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, he said only enemies of the state could concoct such falsehood and spread fake news on social media in order to create ethnic disaffection. Governor Diri maintained that his administration was committed to the unity and progress of the state and the Ijaw nation rather than engaging in petti...
Bayelsa Seeks Better Partnership With US

Bayelsa Seeks Better Partnership With US

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, said his administration would consolidate on the existing relationship between the state and the United States of America. Senator Diri, who described the US as an asset to Bayelsa, noted that there was something unique about the synergy between his state and the country. The governor stated this when a delegation from the American Embassy Political and Economic Affairs Bureau paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, said Governor Diri expressed confidence that the partnership would yield fruitful results and more prosperity to Bayelsans. His words: “There is something unique between this state and the United States, which you also noted th...
Gov. Diri Receives Senator, Ex-Reps, APC, YDP Defectors *Solicits IPAC’s Collaboration

Gov. Diri Receives Senator, Ex-Reps, APC, YDP Defectors *Solicits IPAC’s Collaboration

Politics, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged the political class in the state to shun politics of hate in the interest of development of the state. Speaking in Government House, Yenagoa, when he received defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Young Democratic Party (YDP) on Tuesday evening, Governor Diri said the only way they can benefit from creation of the state is to unite for the purpose of development. The defectors include former Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela, Senator Felix Oboro as well as former members of the House of Representatives namely Hon. Bolous Indiamaowei, Hon. Mike Epengule and Hon. Graham Ipigansi, who are all returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from APC. A statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Danie...
Gov. Diri Commends Firm For Bayelsa United Kitting Deal  *State Football Teams To Get New Boards

Gov. Diri Commends Firm For Bayelsa United Kitting Deal *State Football Teams To Get New Boards

News Feature, Sports
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commended a Nigerian sports management company, XO Sports, for its kitting deal for the state-owned Bayelsa United Football Club. Governor Diri said he was excited that a young Nigerian entrepreneur, Mr. Luper Anaka, was behind the deal to kit the team at no cost to the state government. The governor gave the commendation in Government House, Yenagoa, when the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Daniel Igali, presented the official kits of Bayelsa United to him. In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel, he called on multinational oil companies and corporate organisations to take over the sponsorship of sports as government ownership of teams was no longer fashionable. He noted that for sportin...
Bayelsa Executive, Legislature Relationship Cordial – Gov. Diri

Bayelsa Executive, Legislature Relationship Cordial – Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he enjoys a cordial and collaborative relationship with the state legislature since he assumed office almost a year ago. Governor Diri stated this in Asaba, Delta State, on Wednesday while declaring open a three-day special retreat for state legislators with the theme: "Building Capacity For An Impactful Legislature." He called on members of the 6th House of  Assembly to focus on the training in order to enhance their legislative duties and foster better working relationship among the three arms of government. The governor in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, urged the assembly members not to see the retreat as a tea party but an exercise to enable them effectively perform their functions. H...
Stakeholders Demand Better Federal Presence In Bayelsa *Buhari Govt Will Do More – Sylva *We Deserve Full Cabinet Position – Gov. Diri

Stakeholders Demand Better Federal Presence In Bayelsa *Buhari Govt Will Do More – Sylva *We Deserve Full Cabinet Position – Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Monday, joined other key stakeholders to demand better federal government's presence to fast track overall development of the state. The stakeholders made the call during a Special  Town Hall Meeting organised by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in conjunction with the state government at the Chief Harold Dappa Biriye Conference Centre in Yenagoa. They called on the federal government to revisit the abandoned federal secretariat and housing projects among other federal infrastructure lacking in the state. In their presentation, chairman of the Central Zone, Ijaw Youth Council, Clever Inodu, and the council's spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe, stressed that constructive engagement of the youths was vital to sustaining the peace and sec...