Ahead of activities slated for the second anniversary of Governor Douye Diri in office on February 14, Yanagoa, the state capital and its environs are bubbling as activities commence today.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s National chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, are among prominent personalities invited for the celebrations.
Others are former Governor Seriake Dickson, members of the National Assembly, as well as religious and traditional leaders.
A statement issued by the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Ayibaina Duba, who is also chairman of the Media/ and Publicity Committee, revealed that a two-week programme of activities involves inauguration of projects by Jonathan, Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, his counterparts, Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta)
Osinbajo will perform the flag-off of the bridge construction project linking Oporoma, headquarters of the Southern Ijaw Council from Angiama Community on the Yenagoa-Oporoma road on February 17.
Projects scheduled for inauguration include the Bayelsa Mega Media Complex housing the state radio and television stations as well as the newspaper corporation, the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme Complex, the New Yenagoa City link bridge and access roads, Igbedi Community road, Elebele Bridge and the Nembe Unity Bridge.
Also slated for inauguration are the Igbogene-Okarki road, transport terminal building, as well as lecture halls and laboratories at the Bayelsa Medical University.
Other activities include groundbreaking ceremonies of the Smart Learning Centre housing the Douye Diri Industrial Skill and Entrepreneurial Training Centre, the new commissioner’s quarters, flag-off of the dry season farming in the state and the Bayelsa Agriculture exposition.
As part of the anniversary activities, the state will host a two-day meeting of the PDP governors in Yenagoa on February 13 and 14.