Gov Diri loses father


Pa Abraham Diri, the father of the Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, is dead.

It was gathered that the octogenarian died on Sunday.

A statement signed by a family member, Mr Jothan Diri, confirmed the death.

The statement reads: “With a deep feeling of loss, the Diri Family of Kalama-Owei Wari in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State announces the sudden passage of our patriarch, Lay Reader, Pa Abraham Michael Joseph Diri.”

Pa Abraham Diri who died on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the age of 88 years, was a retired headmaster, a devout Christian, a man of exemplary humility and the father of Douye Diri, the Bayelsa State Governor.

According to the statement, funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

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