Bayelsa Governor pledges support for unifying festivals

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has promised to continue to support festivals that promote unity and cultural heritage of the people.

Speaking at Odi, Governor Douye Diri described Ogori Ba Uge festival as a symbol of the liberation of the community and commended the people for preserving it through the annual celebration.

He said his administration recognized the festival in the tourism calendar of the state and approved funds annually for it.

The Governor assured the people that his administration would embark on more projects in the kingdom, than it had experienced since the creation of Bayelsa State in ninety- ninety six.

Responding on behalf of the Planning Committee, former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and member representing KOLGA Constituency One, Dr. Tonye Isenah, applauded the Governor for the projects embarked in Odi and appointing people from the community into his cabinet.

Highpoint of the event was the unveiling of the buffalo and hunter statues by Governor Diri as part of the proposed Odi museum.