Bayelsa Governor Shows Off His Dance Skills Amid Flooded State, Video Trends Online

Bayelsa Governor Shows Off His Dance Skills Amid Flooded State, Video Trends Online

  • Mixed reactions have trailed the viral video of the Bayelsa governor dancing during the 11th annual thanksgiving of the state at the Ecumenical Centre in Igbogene
  • According to reports, the governor disclosed that he danced the way he did despite the flood situation in the state because he was moved by the word of God
  • Meanwhile, lives have been lost, with thousands injured and many displaced following the recent flooding in major Nigerian states

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Governor Diri Duoye of Bayelsa state has shown that he knows how to get his groove on, no matter the situation.

In a viral video circulating on the Nigerian digital space captured the governor showing off his dance skill, dancing like a professional.

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Governor Diri Duoye, Bayelsa state governor, flood
Governor Diri Duoye of Bayelsa dances like a pro despite the flooded state. Photo credit: Bayelsa State Government
Source: Twitter

The governor was filmed while dancing energetically with joy at a thanksgiving in Church. In the video, Duoye danced at a church altar as he gallantly showed off his ‘leg moves’ while the choir sang songs of praise to God, Daily Trust reported.

Although it is not clear when this video was made.

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Watch the viral video below;

Gov Diri reacts

However, during an interview on Arise Television’s The Morning Show, Diri insisted that the reason he danced the way he did was that he was moved by the word of God.

Governor Diri however noted that four weeks into the flood disaster, no assistance yet from the federal government.

He said,

“In Bayelsa, we signed into law a bill that by every 2nd of November, there will be thanksgiving in the state.

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“And this year was not an exception. I was encouraged by the bible [which says we should thank God in all situations.”

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the Facebook page of and reacted to the development.

Money market wrote:

"If you are alive then there is always something to the grateful for.
"If things are bad know that it could be worse.
"Thank him."

Judith D Anointed Child queried:

"So... somebody should not dance in the church again Abi.. because he is a governor! Hmmmm Idi Naija."

Apena Olatunji said:

"Waiting concern people's death with Nigeria politicians."

Viral photos show former President Jonathan riding in a canoe as he visits flood victims in Bayelsa

The floods in Bayelsa state have forced former President Goodluck Jonathan to leave his comfort zone to ride in a canoe to visit victims in communities in the southern state.

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One of the photos posted by the former president on his verified Facebook page shows him in shorts as he walks inside the flood water.

In another one, he is seen in a canoe alongside community residents.

Diri laments as flood takes over Bayelsa

Earlier, reported that the governor of Bayelsa, Douye Diri, lamented the extent of damage done by the flood crisis in many parts of the state.

Governor Diri, who went on a tour around affected local government areas of the state on Friday, October 21, to see things for himself, noted that even the hometown and residence of former President Jonathan were terribly affected.

Diri stated that the entire Otuoke community Ogbia local government area (Jonathan's hometown) has been submerged in flood.


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