Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has lost his father, Pa Abraham Diri, on Sunday, February 12 at the age of 88 years.
The Diri family said in a statement signed on their behalf by Jothan Diri that their patriarch died on Sunday aged 88.
The statement titled “Passage of Pa Abraham Diri” 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 departed on Sunday, February 12 at the age of 88 years.
“Pa Diri, a retired Headmaster, a devout Christian and a man of exemplary humility, is father of the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri.
“The Diri family and indeed the entire Sampou community are consoled that our dear brother and father lived a fulfilled life. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the incident occurred days after Governor Diri kicked off activities marking the third anniversary of his administration with the inauguration of two projects.
The projects commissioned were the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) Complex and the Bayelsa State Transport Terminal at Igbogene.
The Diri administration will be three years in office on February 14.