Bayelsa Govt. assures on fair spread of Devt Projects, sues for peace in Communities



Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa, has assured the people of fair distribution of development projects to give all the three senatorial districts a sense of belonging in the administration’s scheme of things.

The Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who represented Diri, made this known on Tuesday at a meeting with representatives of Egbemo-Angalabiri Community of Ekeremor Local Government Area, in Government House,Yenagoa.

Mr Doubara Atasi, the Media Aide to the deputy governor disclosed this in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Diri said that the prosperity administration is desirous of building on the achievements of the immediate past government in the area of infrastructural development.

He added that agriculture, infrastructural development, entrepreneurship and youth development are the focal areas through which the current government intends to drive its prosperity agenda.

He called on the people of Egbemo-Angalabiri to ensure that there is peace in their community, stressing that in the absence of peace and security no sustainable prosperity and development can thrive.

While assuring Bayelsans of equitable distribution of projects within the limits of available resources, the governor added that government is conscious of the fact that when there is injustice, peace will be elusive.

“Our son and former governor, Seriake Dickson has paid his dues in terms of infrastructural development in this state. But there is no time infrastructural development is enough anywhere in the world.

“Even in the United States and other developed countries, they are still building roads, houses and doing everything to ensure that people live more comfortably. So, we still have a lot to do, continuing from where he (Dickson) stopped.

“So clearly, we want to see if we can and based on available resources, tear the road, which we have already started from Ebeni through Ogbosuwari up to Angalabiri.

“In this government, we want to ensure equity where everybody gets a fair share of what is due him or her.

“But we cannot also overemphasise the need for our people to live in good neighbourliness to enable government pursue its development agenda. So we would expect that all our communities are at peace at all times,” he said.

Speaking in an interview shortly after the meeting, a representative of Egbemo-Angalabiri Community, Chief Deme Kolomo, thanked the deputy governor for his intervention and promised that indigenes of the community will honour the resolutions reached.

Kolomo described the outcome of the meeting as fruitful and assured the state government that the peace of the community will be prioritised above other considerations. (NAN)