Yenagoa —Mr. John Domkpee, the Special Assistant on Media to Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, has hailed his principal for making a case for communities plagued by sea encroachment in the state by soliciting support as well as a partnership with the federal government.
He particularly commended Diri for his recent visit to Odioama Kingdom over its struggles with the Atlantic Ocean surge which has ravaged the community, leaving many displaced over the years.
Domkpee in a statement made available to Mangrovepen. ng on Wednesday maintained that it is only a Governor that cares about his people that would sail to confirm the degree of damage done by the encroaching sea on coastal communities.
He said Governor Diri is a blessing to Bayelsa for working to mitigate ecological challenges that do not fall under the purview of States.
According to the media aide, the state government is undertaking some ecological works in Obogoro and Odi communities and now making frantic efforts to help the people of Odioama.
Describing his principal as a man of the people, Domkpee maintained that what has endeared Diri to the masses is his genuine love for ordinary citizens and his desire to develop all parts of the state without recourse to sentiments or bias.
He assured that Diri when reelected will do more for the people of the state, hence urged Bayelsans to make Diri’s second term bid a reality by giving him their unflinching support come.
“No governor in the history of Bayelsa has shown such compassion for erosion-ravaged communities as Governor Diri is doing.
“He is going out of his way to ameliorate the sufferings of the people because he feels the pain of the affected Bayelsans.
“There is no better way for a chief executive to show that he cares than this. We must give it to the miracle Governor for demonstrating love, empathy, and purposeful leadership for the people,” Domkpee said.