Governor Douye Diri Calls for Citizen Empowerment in Bayelsa State”

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State underscored that governmental efforts, whether at the federal or state level, cannot comprehensively address all citizens’ needs. He urged affluent individuals to engage in initiatives that enhance citizens’ lives, emphasizing the inadequacy of relying solely on palliatives to alleviate the nation’s economic challenges.

Speaking at the Easter Sunday service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Sampou, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Governor Diri highlighted the necessity of establishing robust structures and systems to tackle prevailing economic difficulties. While recognizing the importance of short-term relief measures, the governor emphasized his administration’s commitment to implementing sustainable, long-term solutions.

Governor Diri’s administration focuses on empowering residents through policy initiatives rather than temporary palliative measures. The government has established technical colleges in all eight Local Government Areas to address the shortage of skilled workers and enhance skill acquisition opportunities. Additionally, infrastructure projects, including road construction to connect remote areas, are underway to foster socio-economic empowerment.

Diri reiterated that the government alone cannot meet all needs and encouraged citizens to engage in entrepreneurial activities. He urged them to leverage the state’s skill acquisition programs to enhance their skills and contribute to Bayelsa State’s development, emphasizing the importance of self-reliance and active participation in business ventures.

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