Gov. Diri visits family of slain Yenagoa youth, give scholarship, job

Yenagoa—Governor Douye Diri on Wednesday visited the family of the slain youth at Yenizue-Epie community in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

According to a Facebook post by the governor’s spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, the move is to further assuage frayed nerves over the crisis that engulfed a part of Yenagoa as well as to ameliorate the loss of the family’s bread winner, who was stabbed by a commercial tricycle (Keke) rider.

Diri announced the award of scholarship to his three children up to university level.

Diri also pronounced automatic employment for the wife of the slain youth and directed the Secretary to the State Government to ensure the directive is effected immediately.

The governor equally directed the Commissioner for Transport to ensure the issue of high transport fares in Yenagoa and environs is immediately addressed.

Recall Diri in the aftermath of the Wednesday’s incident which resulted in the loss of lives imposed an 11-hour restriction on commercial tricycles within the state capital, Yenagoa and its environs.

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