Vice President Osinbajo, Jonathan, Sen Dickson, Govs, Ayu, Others Storm Bayelsa For Diri’s 2nd Year Anniversary


By John Ugo

Eminent personalities including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Good luck Jonathan, former Governor of the State, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP,) Senator Iyorchia Ayu, governors and other top dignatries will converge in Bayelsa State next week ahead of activities marking the second anniversary of Governor Douye Diri.

Governor Diri will be two years in office on February 14 but the anniversary activities commence on Monday, February 7.

Members of the National Assembly, religious and traditional leaders are also expected at the event.

The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, said in a statement on Sunday the two-week programme of activities would involve inauguration of projects by Dr. Good luck Jonathan, Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, his counterparts Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Chief Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Senator Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto).

Others on the line-up are Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, immediate Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Seriake Dickson and Dr. Ayu.

Vice President Osinbajo will perform the historic flag-off of the bridge construction project linking Oporoma, headquarters of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area from Angiama Community on the Yenagoa-Oporoma road on February 17.

Projects scheduled for inauguration include the Bayelsa mega media complex housing the state radio and television stations as well as the newspaper corporation, the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme complex, the New Yenagoa City link bridge and access roads, Igbedi community road, Elebele Bridge and the Nembe Unity Bridge.

Also slated for inauguration are the Igbogene-Okarki road, transport terminal building and lecture halls and laboratories at the Bayelsa Medical University.

The activities also include groundbreaking ceremonies of the Smart Learning Centre housing the Diri Industrial Skill and Entrepreneurial Training Centre and that of the new commissioners quarters. Others are the flag-off of the dry season farming in the state and a made-in-Bayelsa agric expo.

The state woukd also play host to a two-day meeting of the PDP governors in Yenagoa on February 13 and 14 to round off the event.


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