Activities marking the third anniversary of the Governor Douye Diri administration in Bayelsa State commence on Thursday with the inauguration of two projects.
The projects are the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) Complex and the Bayelsa State Transport Terminal at Igbogene.
The Senator Diri administration will be three years in office on February 14.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying during the 100th state executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, that several other legacy projects across the state will be inaugurated by prominent Nigerians as part of the anniversary activities.
The projects include the dual carriage way from Igbogene to the Tombia-Amassoma road, which the governor said his ad...
More than 14 days into the worst humanitarian crisis facing the Oil rich Bayelsa State, Gov Douye Diri has cried out that not relief seem seem to be in sight from the Federal Government even as Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel has expressed shock at the level of devastation occassioned by the menacing floods that have swept over more than 300 communities in Bayelsa State.
Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, who sympathised with his Bayelsa counterpart, Senator Douye Diri, over the flood situation describee it as very pathetic.
Mr. Emmanuel, who led a delegation of members of his cabinet to Government House, Yenagoa, on Wednesday, said it was his cabinet’s decision to visit Bayelsa based on the magnitude of the flood that hit the state.
He applauded the relentless efforts of Governor Dir...
The recent flood disaster that is being felt in various states in Nigeria is taking an alarming dimension in Bayelsa State, according to a statement by the Ijaw Media Forum.
A statement by its National President, Elder Asu Beks, has appealed to the United Nations, the Federal Government of Nigeria and and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA , to move in swifty to avert the ravaging calamity. Said Elder Asu Beks: "As we speak, speak most of the communities in the state are under water. Never before has flooding been so devastating in the history of Bayelsa State and the entire Niger Delta as currently being experienced. Properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed while thousands of families have been rendered homeless , as Bayelsa State have been cut off from the ne...
A Maritime expert ,Engr David Omonibeke, has taken a retrospective look at the chequered history of the Agge Seaport Project and concluded that Gov Douye Diri should take the bull by the horn and ensure that the dream of an Agge Port City in Ekeremor Local Government Area is realised.
Engr Omonibeke who spoke exclusively with Shipping World weekend at his Lekki home in Lagos, said the benefits of an Agge Port city are so overwhelming and mouthwatering and therefore, should not be jettisoned or abandoned. Ominibeke, a former Executive Director, Marine and Operations at the Nigerian Ports Authority , said the completion and the likely commencement of Lekki Deep Seaport before the end of this year should serve as huge challenge to the Bayelsa State government . " Successive administrat...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said teachers play a very significant role in the moulding of their students to become leaders.
He said leaders and professionals could not have been successful in their careers without the discipline and tenacity of teachers.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the governor spoke on Saturday night at the gala/awards of the alumni of his alma mater, Government Secondary School, Odi in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
The event held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa, was to raise funds for the building and equipping of the school's science laboratories as part of activities marking its 50th anniversary celebrations.
The Bayelsa governor urged...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has charged the Ijaw nation leaders to relentlessly speak out on issues of injustice and under-development confronting the ethnic nationality until they are addressed.
Senator Diri stated this on Saturday at the All Ijaw Summit with the theme, "The Nigerian State and the Ijaw Question" in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The summit was organised by the Ijaw National Congress (INC).
While commending the INC leadership for convening the summit, the governor maintained that the Ijaw people would continue to oppose the the three per cent allotted to the host communities in the Petroleum Industry Act until justice was done.
In a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the governor said: "The Niger Delta people...
Reading one Mallam Kabiru Yusuf's diatribe against the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on the current spillage in Nembe community (also in Bayelsa State) leaves you with a feeling of shock, nausea, outright revulsion or all of these.
Since November 5, 2021 when it was first reported, hydrocarbon resources of gas and crude oil have been spewing unabated into the Santa Barbara River from the damaged Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited's OML 29 Wellhead 1 platform in Nembe.
Mallam Yusuf, who claims to be President, Arewa Consultative Youth Movement and Convener, Association of Northern Youth Groups, might not have visited the spill site to see the wastage, the pollution and environmental disaster at first hand. He might also not have been to the oil-producin...
As part of measures to curtail sea piracy, kidnapping and other criminal activities, Bayelsa State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on its waterways.
The curfew on water transportation, which takes immediate effect, is between 7pm and 6am.
The state government also imposed a ban on the use of 200- horsepower speed boats.
These measures were announced on Monday evening at the end of the 12th state security council meeting presided over by Governor Douye Diri in Government House, Yenagoa.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the Special Adviser on Security Matters 1, Mr. Akpoebi Agberebi, said henceforth no permit would be granted for use of 200-horsepower engines, warning that violators would face the full weight of the law.
He however said there wo...