Governor Douye Diri has assured Bayelsans not to fret as he is sure to deliver on his mandate as Governor of the Oil-rich state within the limits of available resources.
bayelsa state Governor Diri noted that the lack of equity in the society over the years provided the emergence of criminals and criminality in the country.
Governor Diri gave this assurance on the state-wide Broadcast on October One to mark the Twenty-Sixth Anniversary of Bayelsa State Creation and Nigeria at Sixty-Two Independence Day Celebration.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Comrade Tamarakuro Oweifie, cites
Governor Diri as he appreciates Bayelsans for the overwhelming support and confidence towards his administration in the two years and eight months in office, as he calls for a shared prosperity with the people in other to take the state to a higher pedestal of developments.

The Bayelsa State helmsman notes that without the support of the people through open and fair criticisms and contributions to governance, the state shall be at stalemate and as such his government is open to more suggestions from the citizenry that should place Bayelsa ahead in the comity of states.

“Let me thank all Bayelsans and the people of goodwill for their prayers for the well-being of this govérnment. I wish you a joyous twin anniversary,” he states in the broadcast.

The governor recalls with nostalgia the ecstatic feeling that greeted the creation of Bayelsa as the sole homogenous Ijaw state since October One, 1996, and charges all indigenes and residents to work assiduously with the government to achieve a shared prosperity citing numerous road projects across the three Senatorial Districts that are opening up the state to fill up the infrastructure deficit towards speedy development.

“It was my honour to be part of what came to be known as the Ijaw struggle and I recall with nostalgia the Herculean efforts, courageous steps, unity of purpose and lofty dreams of the Bayelsa founding fathers. If we are to succeed in bringing about the shared prosperity envisioned…, we must be deliberate in embracing all shades of opinion and criticism.” He states.

Governor Diri charges all to toe the path of peaceful coexistence especially the political class as campaigns for next year’s generally elections kick off, advocating a paradigm shift from hate speeches of acrimony to one of love, unity and togetherness as his Prosperity administration has been on the vanguard for peace and harmony.

“Let brotherly love and the greater good be what the 2023 Elections must be about. It must be a conversation about ballots not bullets. The lives of our citizens should not be sacrificed on the altar of ambition of selfish politicians.” Governor Diri is quoted as saying.

While acknowledging that Bayelsa at 26 is still a work-in-progress, Governor Diri, adjudges his administration as being on the right track with a renewed zeal to serve the people to take Bayelsa to her promise land, he concluded.


Comrade Tamarakuro Oweifie,
Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor of Bayelsa State

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