Bayelsa Times

Diri offers scholarships, jobs to deceased PDP Women Leader’s children


Bayelsa State government Duoye Diri has offered scholarship and immediate employment to four children of the late Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader in Ogbia Local Government Area of, Dame Gloria Igbeta.

Diri, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, made available to newsmen, during Dame Igbeta’s funeral service at Otuasega community in Ogbia Local Government Area, described the late female politician as a woman of integrity and strong principles.

According to the governor, The deceased was a committed member of the PDP and worked for the success of the party in the face of temptation to renege on her principles. 

”I urge those she left behind to emulate her stable character, which endeared her to many as attested to by the number of people that came to pay their last respect.

“She was a serious activist of our party; a serious supporter of our Prosperity Government. This was a woman of character, a woman of honour, a woman of integrity, who stood by what she believed in and worked in what she believed in.  Even in the face of temptation, she stood by our party in thick and thin.

“Let us all learn from our late sister and the value she added to society to be stable to have character and honour. In recognition of the role she has played and the support she gave to the party and government till the last day of her life, the Prosperity Government will undertake the training of her two children that are still in school.  

“I also learnt that two of her children are engineers. As a state in need of professional engineers, I hereby direct the Head of Service to give automatic employment to them.” 

While condoling with the family, Diri urged them to take solace, adding that she died as a believer who lived a good life.

In his remarks, brother of the deceased, Mr Christian Igbeta, thanked the governor and PDP for their support to the bereaved family.

Bayelsa Times reports that Madam Igbeta died as a result of a fatal road accident in Yenagoa, which also claimed the lives of eight others on December 4.

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