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We’ll Diversify Bayelsa Economy In Second Term, Says Diri *Former Presidents, Nigeria, Liberia VPs, Govs, Large Crowd At Inauguration

We’ll Diversify Bayelsa Economy In Second Term, Says Diri *Former Presidents, Nigeria, Liberia VPs, Govs, Large Crowd At Inauguration

News Feature, Politics
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration remains committed to the progress and economic advancement of the state as it embarks on its second term. To this end, Governor Diri said a five-year economic plan has been developed, which outlined the strategies and initiatives to diversify and strengthen the state’s economy, create jobs and attract investments. Senator Diri stated this on Wednesday after taking his second term oath of office and oath of allegiance alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, at 1.56pm at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa. The governor said his Prosperity Government achieved remarkable milestones in various sectors of the state's economy in his first tenure. "We have developed a comprehensive and ambit...
Bayelsa To Immortalise Wigwe *Niger Gov Inaugurates 22km Ring Road Project

Bayelsa To Immortalise Wigwe *Niger Gov Inaugurates 22km Ring Road Project

News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration is considering immortalising the late Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, for his contribution to development of the state. Wigwe, his wife, son and a former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Abimola Ogunbanjo, died in a helicopter crash last weekend in the United States. Speaking on Tuesday during the inauguration of sections 2 and 3 of the 22km Yenagoa Outer Ring Road, which was constructed by Lubrik, one of Access Bank’s subsidiaries, Governor Diri said he will consult with elders and stakeholders in the state with a view to naming the road after the late consummate banker and businessman. He also explained that Wigwe was largely ins...
Wigwe’s Death Shocking, Unbelievable, Says Bayelsa Gov

Wigwe’s Death Shocking, Unbelievable, Says Bayelsa Gov

News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, says he is still grappling with the reality of the tragic and sudden death of the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe. Governor Diri in a condolence statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, described Wigwe as a dear friend and brother, who understood what friendship and brotherhood meant. He said Wigwe’s death was a personal loss as their friendship was mutual, cordial and brotherly. Governor Diri noted that the consummate banker and businessman carved a niche for touching lives and bringing dreams to reality. He recalled how Wigwe through Access Bank positively impacted youths in Bayelsa by partnering with the government to organise the maiden edit...
Delta Monarch Confers Title On Bayelsa Governor

Delta Monarch Confers Title On Bayelsa Governor

News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, was on Saturday conferred with the chieftaincy title of Izon-Ibe-Sibeowei 1 of Tuomo Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Conferring the title, which means “the man that carries the whole of Ijaw nation,” the Ebenana-Owei of Tuomo Kingdom, HRM Justice Francis Tabai, said after due consultation with his council of chiefs, they decided to honour the governor for being a true leader of the Ijaw people. The event was part of the activities marking the fifth coronation anniversary of the retired Justice of the Supreme Court, who ascended the throne as the Pere Esuku I of Tuomo Kingdom in 2018. Speaking after the conferment, Governor Diri said he was happy to be associated with the renowned jurist whose personality cuts a...
Prepare Handover Notes, Gov. Diri Tells Cabinet Members

Prepare Handover Notes, Gov. Diri Tells Cabinet Members

Politics
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has directed members of the state executive council to begin to prepare their handover notes as his first term in office winds down. Governor Diri will be sworn in for another term on February 14. He gave the directive on Wednesday during the 126th state executive council meeting inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as asking them to dot the i’s and cross the t’s in their handover notes in order to achieve a smooth transition to his second term. The governor commended his cabinet members for adding value to the state through their performance and thanked them for the selfless service they rendered in the last four years....
My Predecessor Not A Godfather, Says Diri

My Predecessor Not A Godfather, Says Diri

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commended the exemplary character of his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, saying the former governor does not act like a political godfather. Governor Diri also said their relationship remains cordial and unbroken. The Bayelsa governor, who stated this at Toru-Orua, Senator Dickson’s hometown in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, during his usual Christmas visit on Wednesday, said since leaving office in 2020, the former governor has supported him and had not been overbearing. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the unity between himself and the immediate past governor, who now represents Bayelsa West in the Senate, has contributed greatly to the peace and development of the...
Christmas: Promote Peace, Brotherliness, Diri Urges Bayelsans

Christmas: Promote Peace, Brotherliness, Diri Urges Bayelsans

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has implored people of the state to foster peace, joy and brotherliness as they celebrate Christmas. Governor Diri gave the counsel in his Christmas message during the state-organised carol programme christened “Festival of Nine Lessons” at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, on Saturday. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Sunday, quoted the governor as saying that his government would continue to build on the legacies of peace and love that it has been preaching. Speaking on the outcome of the last governorship election in the state, Diri noted that his overwhelming victory was according to the wishes of the people and again expressed his administration’s appreciation to the electorate in the state....
GOV DIRI INSISTS BAYELSA IS ONE OF NIGERIA’S RICHEST STATES, FAULTS ECONOMIC VIABILITY REPORT

GOV DIRI INSISTS BAYELSA IS ONE OF NIGERIA’S RICHEST STATES, FAULTS ECONOMIC VIABILITY REPORT

Law, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has again made a case for the practice of true federalism and restructuring of Nigeria in order to determine the real viability of states. Governor Diri spoke on Wednesday during the 124th state executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, against the backdrop of a recent report on the economic and financial viability of states in the country. It could be recalled that the Economic Confidential, in its 2022 Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) report, listed Bayelsa among six states that were allegedly financially insolvent. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the Bayelsa governor faulted the report, saying it focused on only federal allocation and internally generated revenue to determine a...
Bayelsa To Investigate Palliatives Diversion

Bayelsa To Investigate Palliatives Diversion

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has ordered investigation into the distribution of palliatives with a view to bringing to book culprits who diverted food items. Governor Diri gave the directive during the state's executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, following complaints that some individuals diverted items meant for each ward in the state. The state government had procured more food items in addition to the five trucks of rice allotted to each state by the federal government as part of the measures to cushion the effect of the removal of petrol subsidy on people of the state. Each ward was allocated at least 150 bags of rice apart from maize. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the governor condemned the action of thos...
Diri To Bayelsa-born CIF CEO: Your Appointment Will Inspire Others

Diri To Bayelsa-born CIF CEO: Your Appointment Will Inspire Others

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the appointment of Tariye Gbadegesin as the Chief Executive Officer of the global organisation, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), will inspire many from her home state of Bayelsa, Nigeria as well as the African continent. Governor Diri stated this in a congratulatory message he personally signed, describing Tariye as the proverbial apple that does not fall far off the tree, in reference to her parents, Prof. Turner and Prof. Miriam Isoun. The Bayelsa governor said he received the news with excitement. He said: “I received the news of your appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) with much excitement. “This is particularly heartwarming for us in Bayelsa State knowing that you are the f...