- After 100 days in office as a governor, Douye Diri of Bayelsa has been placed in the spotlight
- Governor was showered with encomiums even from an APC chieftain in the state, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh
- Kpodoh stated that Diri has done very well in the areas of power supply, security, and payment of civil servants' salaries
After 100 days in office, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has been rated very high in many aspects like infrastructural development, security, and the welfare of civil servants in the state.
Governor Diri's delivery of the dividends of democracy in the state was particularly lauded by a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, in a statement made available to Legit.ng.
According to Kpodoh, although he is a member of a top opposition party, his praise of Diri's achievement is aimed at encouraging his administration which so far has recorded improved electricity, security, and the payment of workers'salaries and the benefits of pensioners in due time.
The senator said of the governor: “Governor Douye Diri has done a lot with the few steps he has taken in recent times. This gratuity and retiree benefits he is paying has gone a long way to put smiles on the faces of pensioners and increase their health status.
"A man that has worked for 35 years and because of a poor system, he is not expecting gratuity and one administration came with a surprise package and settle it.
“The present administration is not about putting up a bogus structure and claim he has done something for 100days. What he is doing with payment of salaries and pension is visible and it touches lives. Look at the demolition of shanties and illegal structures."
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The APC chieftain also called on other party members who oppose the administration of Diri to team up with him and help this promising government lead the oil-rich state to greater heights.
Kpodoh added: “The truth is that we cannot be castigating where there is no need to castigate. He has just spent a hundred day and he has four years to go.
"How many of them came in and do something for a hundred days. The man has started touching lives for a hundred days."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Diri had extended the stay-at-home order for another one week as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The state government had one week ago imposed a total lockdown in the state due to the confirmation of the index case of coronavirus.
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