Bayelsa State Government has pledged to provide land for the proposed establishment of an Anglican university in the state.
Governor Douye Diri made the pledge in response to a request by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, who led other bishops of the Diocese of Niger Delta West on a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, on Sunday.
Describing Anglican schools as strong institutions that contributed in producing responsible members of society, Senator Diri stated that hosting an Anglican university would positively impact on the state and the Niger Delta region.
He said the state was eager to have its first private university and that the government would support such initiatives as it would accord the people more access to ed...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged Bayelsans to appreciate God for creation of the state as it has witnessed remarkable development in 25 years of its existence.
Governor Diri stated this on Friday in a statewide broadcast to mark Nigeria's 61st and Bayelsa State 25th anniversary aired on all the major stations in Yenagoa.
The governor noted that although the state had not developed to the level it desired to be, it had witnessed appreciable growth in terms of human and infrastructure development compared to when it was part of the old Rivers State.
While calling on all sons and daughters of the state to close ranks and support his administration to move the state forward, Diri stressed that there was no other state they can call theirs, urging them to avoid act...
The Bayelsa State government on Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October 2020.
Presenting a breakdown of the figures in Yenagoa, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, disclosed that the state received a gross inflow of N12.8 billion for August.
He explained that the amount consists of statutory allocation of N3.14 billion, derivation N8.8 billion, VAT N1.97 billion, refund for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) N636 million.
Mr Ebibai also noted that deductions from the Federation Allocation Accounts Committee (FAAC) was N1.007 comprising foreign loans to the state while federal government recovery was N42.171 million, restructured commercial loan...
Bayelsa State Government, on Saturday, commenced distribution of relief materials to victims of flood-ravaged communities in the eight local government areas of the state.
The distribution is in fulfillment of Governor Douye Diri's promise when he led top government functionaries on an on-the-spot assessment of flooded communities in the state.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the governor, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Konbowei Benson, noted that the distribution was the government’s own way of cushioning the negative impact of flooding on the people.
He said the government was not unaware of the devastating effects of the annual natural disaster on farmlands and the untold hardship on farmers.
He stressed that t...
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri
Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to rehabilitate over fifty internal roads that are in deplorable conditions in Yenagoa.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the State, Surveyor Moses Teibowei, stated this while inspecting some roads within the State capital.
He said funds for the rehabilitation have been approved and that most of the jobs would be given to indigenous contractors to handle.
Surveyor Teibowei, also assured that ongoing expansion at the Edepie/Etegwe roundabout, would be completed by end of October.
He said the section of Isaac Boro express way leading to Imiringi Road will be close to traffic from next week when work resumes and urged residents and road users to show understanding despite the inconve...