Former President Jonathan’s kinsmen applaud Governor Diri’s leadership style.

Kinsmen of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan from Ogbia Kingdom have applauded Governor Douye Diri for his purposeful leadership in the state.

Led by their paramount ruler, King Dumaro Charles Owaba, Obanobhan, the Third, they gave the commendation during a Thank-You-Visit to Government House, Yenagoa.

In an address presented by his Legal Adviser, Mr. Ernest Omiloli, the monarch said they were very impressed with Governor Diri for promoting good governance in the state.

He noted that Ogbia people were also pleased with Governor Diri and his team for their passion in tackling issues of development as evident in infrastructure provision and other projects across the state.

He listed the achievements of the present administration in Ogbia Kingdom to include construction and inauguration of the bridge and an adjoining road at Imiringi, construction of three important bridges and rehabilitation of Elebele community access road.

Others are construction of a psychiatric hospital at Ogbia Town, rehabilitation of the Otuoke-Onuebum road and construction of a pavilion at Ogbia town.

King Owaba also expressed gratitude to the governor for participating in the 15th memorial celebration of the late sage, Chief Melford Okilo, the first civilian governor of Old Rivers State as well as appointment of Ogbia indigenes into his government.

The traditional ruler, however, requested that when re-elected, the Prosperity Government should consider the construction of the Akaba-Ogu road in Yenagoa local government area to Okodi in Ogbia local government area, Otuabagi-Idema-Emaguo-Okoroba-Akani road, Otakeme-Otakpein-Otuogidi road as well as the Ewoi-Otuabula two and Abobiri roads.

Responding, Governor Diri thanked Ogbia people for supporting his administration over the years, noting that the Akaba-Okodi road, which is on their request list, was already being constructed by his administration.

The state’s helmsman assured that the Prosperity Administration was committed to spreading development to every nook and cranny of the state and stressed the need for the leadership of the area to focus on the issue of security and not condone acts of lawlessness.