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Friends of Senator Douye Diri Ends Fasting and Prayers in Bayelsa . Wants FG, Donor Agencies to Support the state

By Austin Genesis 

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Senator Douye Diri (FSDD), Governor of Bayelsa State

Friends of Senator Douye Diri (FSDD), Governor of Bayelsa State, has ended its monthly fasting and prayers on Saturday at Agudama-Epie in the state capital.

The fasting and prayers was designed for God to sustained the existing peaceful atmosphere in the state and enhance sustainable development that would impact positively on the lives of the people.

Also, it was intended to implore God to heal the land of Bayelsa state by increasing its interval revenue generation and other cash flow to enable the Prosperity Government led by Senator Douye Diri meet up the developmental challenges in the state.

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President of FSDD, Prince Bodi-Arerebo Esebrafa John

The body prayed God to cancel the present status of low interval revenue generation in the state, praying that all internal revenue generated should not be diverted, but all should be paid into the government coffer, noting the financial burden the present administration inherited from the previous administrations. The body also prayed for the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri and members of the State Executive Council for God’s Divine protection, praying also that any person among the cabinet members that would be a problem to the governor in future, God should expose him to pave way for the prosperity Government to carry out his people-oriented projects.

The FSDD body prayed against any form of insecurity, killings, Kidnapping, Sea pirates, Armed-robbery and all forms of criminality to cease in the state.

Prayers were also offered to the Elders Statesmen of FSDD, the President of Ijaw National Congress (INC), IYC and members for long life and God’s protection.

As a labourer is worthy of his wages, they also prayed God to touch the mind of Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State to remember the Executives members of the organization in his programmes.

Noting the onerous task before the President of FSDD, Prince Bodi-Arerebo Esebrafa John and the 1st Vice President, Elder Zee Debekeme and others towards achieving the set goals of the organization, the body prayed God to fight against those embarking on all forms of hatred, blackmails and evil plans on the President, with the motive to destabilize the good intentions of the group, towards ensuring Governor Diri’s reelection bid in 2023.

The fasting and prayers session was presided by Evangelist Bannerman Timituk Embiowei of Glorious House of Praise, and Evangelist Reginald Onah of Flaming Fire Baptist Church.

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Evangelist Bannerman Timituk Embiowei of Glorious House of Praise, and Evangelist Reginald Onah of Flaming Fire Baptist Church.

Exchange of views with newsmen shortly after the end of fasting and prayers session, the President of Friends of Senator Douye Diri (FSDD), Prince Bodi-Arerebo Esebrafa John, said the body organized the programme to fast-track the pace of development of Bayelsa State noting that no government or individual can achieve its set goals without God, stressing that it is only God that can make good things to happen.

Prince Bodi-Arerebo added that the programme was organized to beseech God for the Governor to scale through his second term bid in 2023 successfully devoid of any obstacle.

He used the forum to call on all the people of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality regardless of their Political inclinations to unite and see themselves as an inseparable entity, and love one another in order to foster peace and development of the region.

Prince Bodi Arerebo commended the people of the state for the overwhelming support and cooperation accorded to the prosperity administration, and urged them to sustain the tempo in the 2023 governorship election in the state.

“I believe that within the next two years Bayelsans will see the best to come again from Senator Diri. And if given him another opportunity for him to come back, he will do better than we anticipated. We should support him spiritually and otherwise.

I also encourage Bayelsans to give him that opportunity and that support. Above all, create an enabling environment for the governor to do the best he can do in terms of development for the people,” he said.

On the motive behind the formation of the “Friends of Senator Douye Diri (FSDD), a body made up of elder statesmen, elites and peoples from different walks of life across the Ijaw Nation, the President said, “Our aims and objectives is to ensure that we promote the developmental programmes of Senator Douye Diri, bring to the awareness of Bayelsans and the entire Ijaw people what he has been doing and also solicit for more support of the Ijaw people for him. Also, to embark on empowerment programmes as well as promote education among others.”

He expressed deep appreciation for the Elders statesmen, the Executive and members of FSSD for their various contributions towards achieving the set goals of the body.

He also used the medium to call on the Federal Government, Donor Agencies and other financial bodies to assist in the development of Bayelsa State owing to its peculiar terrain.

According to Prince Bodi-Arerebo, the 13 Percent derivation and ecological fund is not enough to meet up the developmental needs of the people, particularly in the provision of basic infrastructures such as roads to link communities from the rural areas to the state capital.

He also pleaded with investors to take advantage of the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state, to come and invest not only in the oil sector but also in the agricultural sub-sector of the state.

He said the body will soon commence the inauguration of the local government chapters of the organizations and carry out empowerment programmes to better the lot of the people.

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