We’ll Diversify Bayelsa Economy In Second Term, Says Diri

The State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has disclosed how his five years administration’s on economic plan has been developed, and strengthen the state’s economy, create jobs and attract investments.

He stated this during his swearing in, and taking of his second term oath of office and oath of allegiance alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa.

He promised to remain committed to the progress and economic advancement of the state as he embarks on his second tenure.

He said his Prosperity Government achieved remarkable milestones in various sectors of the state’s economy in his first tenure. We have developed a comprehensive and ambitious five-year economic plan for the state. This plan outlines our strategies and initiatives to diversify and strengthen our economy, create jobs, attract investments, and improve the standard of living for all Bayelsans.

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“To kickstart the implementation of this economic plan and to engage stakeholders, we are excited to announce the upcoming Bayelsa State Economic Development Summit in Yenagoa, the state capital. This summit will serve as a platform for sharing ideas, discussing opportunities, and forging partnerships to accelerate the economic growth of our state”, he said.

He noted that, the administration worked hard to improve road infrastructure, schools, hospitals, created more jobs, and tackled the disunity and insecurity affecting the people in the state.

“As we embark on this second term, let me earnestly assure you that our commitment to the progress and advancement of Bayelsa remains steadfast. Your unwavering support and faith in our vision for a better Bayelsa fuels our determination to continue working tirelessly for our collective welfare and development. we achieved remarkable milestones in various sectors during our first term, we also recognise that there is still more to be done. Indeed, we can say with humility that in the last four years, we did not merely count the years, we have made the years truly count, he added.

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Diri said, during our first term, we worked to improve the condition of our roads, schools and hospitals, created more jobs for our people, and tackled the disunity and insecurity affecting our people. Four years later, we can modestly tell ourselves that we have done well for the state.

Those that attended the inauguration ceremony included leaders from Nigeria, Liberia, different political parties and a large crowd of excited Bayelsans, two former Presidents of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan , Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima, Vice President of Liberia Jeremiah Koung, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Abia state Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, Rivers state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, Enugu state governor, Peter Mbah, among others.

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By Owunna Goodness, Bayelsa