Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has commiserated with Governor
Douye Diri, over the passing of his father, Pa Abraham Diri.
Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal,
during a condolence visit to Senator Diri at his country home in Sampou
said the body was saddened by the demise of the octogenarian.
Governor Tambuwal noted that his Bayelsa colleague was a
representative of his father’s good works which he said impacted on the
socio-economic wellbeing of not only his immediate environment but
also Bayelsa State and Nigeria.
He also said the governor’s father departed peacefully being a man who
built bridges of peace in his community and other parts of the state.
Tambuwal urged Diri to take solace in the fact that his father had gone
to be with his creator.
Earlier, the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohamed, stated
that he was scheduled to join in the third anniversary celebrations of the
Diri administration but for unforeseen.
The Bauchi Governor said his Bayelsa counterpart has carved a niche for
himself among governors and thanked God for blessing the state with his
father who instilled discipline and good behavior in his children.
Governor Mohammed also presented a letter from the Emir of Bauchi
commiserating with the family.