His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State today continued his tour of flooded communities in the State.
The governor accompanied by the Leader of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Bubou, State Chairman of the PDP, Solomon Agwuana, Hon. Ted Elemefuro representing Yenagoa Constituency 3, Dr. Gentle Emelah, Commissioner for Education and other top government functionaries visited Zarama-Epie, and Okordia communities in Yenagoa LGA as well as Kalama community in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA.
He also urged the Azikel Group to expedite action on its modular refinery project in order to enhance supply of petroleum products to the state.
In his remarks, Dr Azibapu Eruani said his visit was to offer hope to the people since the state government alone cannot shoulder the challenges occasioned by the flood.
He said the massive devastation caused by this year’s floods informed his management’s decision to donate the food items to the victims.
In a related development, the governor announced the extension of the break for civil servants in the state by another one week.
He had last Tuesday during a state broadcast announced an initial break of one week to cushion the effect of the floods on workers in the state.
He made the fresh pronouncement at Zarama community where he made a stop in continuation of his tour of flood-impacted communities of Zarama and Okordia in Yenagoa local government area and Kalama in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area.
Diri stressed that the compassion of a true leader was felt not only during electioneering period but also in times of distress.
He underscored the need for all to be their brother’s keeper, particularly in this trying times, noting that natural disasters were no respecter of political parties or ethnicity.
In separate remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Gentle Emelah, and the member representing Yenagoa Constituency Three in the State Assembly, Ted Elemeforo, urged the people to see themselves as one and care for one another.
They noted that the presence of the governor was to demonstrate his love for the people and his examplary leadership.