Ex-Military Dictator, Abacha Remains Our Hero In Bayelsa – Governor Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has mentioned that former army dictator and notorious ruler, Sani Abacha, stays a hero to the folks of the state after he created the oil-rich state 25 years in the past on October 1, 1996.

The governor said this throughout a thanksgiving service on Nigeria’s 61st independence and Bayelsa twenty fifth anniversary on the King of Glory Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa.

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Bayelsa shares boundaries with Rivers and Delta states to the East and West respectively and having Atlantic Ocean to the southern borders.

Its folks, mainly Ijaw with the minority of Igbo-speaking, have been previously a part of the Rivers till the army dictator carved it out in 1996.

Eulogising Abacha, Governor Douye mentioned, “Let me use this medium to thank one man. He is probably not well-liked in Nigeria however to me and all of us Bayelsans; we see him as an amazing man, a hero. The man who by the stroke of the pen signed the creation of Bayelsa State; I’m speaking in regards to the late General Sani Abacha.

“We acknowledge him as a state and people. By his singular assent, he created this state with just eight local government areas, which was less than the constitutional requirements.”

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Ex-Military Dictator, Abacha Remains Our Hero In Bayelsa – Governor Diri

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