Bayelsa State Government has said it would commence supply of critical medical equipment approved for some health facilities in Southern Ijaw area including the Olugbobiri General Hospital next week.
Governor Douye Diri disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Ebenanawei of Olodiama Clan, King Napoleon Orianzi at Olugbobiri Town on the sidelines of his campaigns in the area.
The Governor, who spoke through his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, equally promised to deploy some medical doctors to the general hospital to improve healthcare in Olugbobiri and other neighbouring communities.
He said his administration would continue to place premium on the health sector because of the coterminous relationship between good health and wealth creation.
Addressing the crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters at Olugbobiri, hometown of the running mate to the All Progressives Congress candidate in the November 11th governorship election, Governor Diri thanked the Chiefs and people for their warm reception and show of love.
He, however, implored them to translate their show of solidarity into reality on the day of election by voting massively for the PDP to ensure continuity of good governance as well as attract more developmental projects to the community.
In their separate remarks, the Senator representing Bayelsa Central, Senator Konbowei Benson, the Chairman of Southern Ijaw LGA Mr. Lucky Okodeh and the Chairperson of Apoi/Olodiama Rural Development Authority, Mrs. Amaran Kontei Leah, noted that their constituency has never had it so good.
They all praised the Governor Diri-led Administration for the unprecedented number of political appointments and development projects in the area, while calling on the people not to sell their future to politicians who never meant well for them.