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Bayelsa: Diri promises investment free environment for investors

Senator .Douye Diri

By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa


The standard flagbearer of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, has promised to protect Igbos investments and other businesses in the State.


He gave the assurance during this year’s edition of 2019 World Igbo Day held in the Yenagoa Boat Club and Oxbow Lake Grand Pavilion.

Senator Diri described Igbos as very enterprising, industrious people and a pride to Nigeria, promising to maintain the existing relationship between them and the Restoration Government of Governor Seriake Dickson in Bayelsa State.

He said: “When we are elected, we will work closely with you. We will ensure that your businesses and investments are more secured and safe.

“I decided to come here today to identify with you on this big occasion of your annual Igbo Day celebration. I am excited and I also want to express my appreciation to you.

“You are part of the success story of our state. That is why when we form the next government you will have a bigger role.

“I know that the present administration earlier appointed one of you as Senior Special Assistant and later Special Adviser.

“My government will do more. If it can happen in some states it can happen here. You people are a pride to Nigeria and so you deserve a better deal”, he stated.

The Governorship said his administration would consolidate on the achievements of Governor Dickson and bring about prosperity for a better Bayelsa.

He enjoined Igbos in Bayelsa to always feel at home, stressing that they were stakeholders in the state and vowing to protect their rights and privileges.

He added: “I am one of those who don’t see you people as non-indigenes but like I will always say that you are our brothers and sisters from other states. You cannot be a Nigerian and be referred to as non-indigenes. It is wrong.

“So today, I want to remind you that I am your friend and brother. There is no Igbo speaking state that I have not been to.

“Even in the National Assembly, most of my friends are Igbo people and we interact freely. That is how it should be.

“Also take advantage of the social side of our relationship and allow our boys and girls to inter marry. That is how it should be,” he said.



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