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Diri bags Most Impactful Governor of the Year Award at Bayelsa Media Award

Yenagoa—Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has been awarded the Most Impactful Governor of the Year at the 9th edition of the Bayelsa Media Awards held on Thursday in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The Bayelsa governor also won the Media Pedestal Award for elevating the media profession in the state.

This was according to a statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Daniel Alabrah on Friday who quoted the Project Manager of the annual event, Victor Binawari, as saying the Governor deserved the awards for his visible development projects and for his ability to unite Bayelsans.

Binawari also stated that the governor merited the Media Pedestal Award for making significant contributions to the development of the media profession and
promotion of media excellence in the state.

Governor Diri in his remarks expressed appreciation to the organizers for finding him worthy of the awards.

Represented by his Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, Governor Diri said what drives his administration’s policies and decisions were the collective wellbeing of all Bayelsans

Diri stressed that government was about the people and their welfare and that his administration will continue to positively impact the lives of the people of the state.

The state’s helmsman described as unacceptable a situation where the headquarters of some local governments in the state were not accessible by road and assured that the Nembe-Brass road in the Bayelsa East Senatorial District will become a reality.

He also solicited the continuous support of the people of the state for his administration to enable it to deliver more projects to all parts of the state.

The organizers also named two categories of the awards after the governor, namely the SDD Prize for Best Reporter (Print) won by Bassey Willie of Daily Trust and the SDD Prize for Best Newscaster (Radio) won by Amananaowei Tombiri of Peoples 93.1FM Yenagoa.

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