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Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa, has received royal accolade and blessings for ensuring the completion and commissioning of Nembe unity bridge.

The Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah, Ogbodo VIII, expressed the appreciation to Diri in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

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YGIST, reports that the governor, in company of Former President Goodluck Jonathan, had on Feb. 28, commissioned projects in Opu-Nembe kingdom and Nembe-City Kingdom.

Josiah, who is also the National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), lauded the governor for ensuring the completion of the bridge linking Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri communities with Nembe, in just two years of his administration.

According to the royal father, the bridge which has been under construction for more than 10 years, will not only solidify the peaceful co-existence between Opu-Nembe and Nembe City Kingdoms, but will help boost commercial activities.

He therefore, called on the governor to remain dedicated to completing unfinished people-oriented projects by past administrations as a demonstration of his “broad minded” brand of politics.

The paramount ruler also hailed Diri’s inclusive governance style, and urged him not to relent.

He also showered praises on Jonathan, whom he described as “evergreen Ex-President of Nigeria”.

He commended the former president for honouring him and Nembe kingdom, by paying him a visit before proceeding to the project site for commissioning.

Josiah then prayed to God to entrench lasting peace and unity among the kingdoms.


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