Governor Diri Emphasises on the Need For Unity Among Bayelsans.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has urged people of the state not to be daunted in the face of the obvious challenges caused by the ravaging floods.


Speaking during the eleventh annual thanksgiving of the state at the Ecumenical Centre in Igbogene, Governor Diri commended the people for turning out enmasse for the event despite being displaced by the floods.

The state’s helmsman commended the resilience of the people that he noticed as he traversed the length and breadth of the state to sympathize with the victims and expressed optimism that better days were ahead.


He expressed confidence that God Almighty would reward people of the state for their faith.


Governor Diri lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor in office, Senator Seriake Dickson, Pastor Paul Eneche and all who made sacrifices to be part of this year’s thanksgiving.

He stressed that the flood, which did not discriminate based on party affiliation, has highlighted the need for leaders and people of the state to unite.

In his remarks, former President Goodluck Jonathan appreciated former Governor Seriake Dickson for building the Ecumenical Centre and instituting the annual thanksgiving, saying as a people we can achieve nothing without God.


He also lauded Governor Diri for continuing the thanksgiving, saying his administration has made God a priority and will always receive divine blessings.


On the issue of the ravaging floods, Dr. Jonathan joined the call for the Federal Government to assist the state in the recovery process, saying that he was optimist that given the efforts he had made alongside other leaders, help will come from the centre.