Bayelsa State

Gov. Diri urges Bayelsans to explore dialogue instead of protest at 50th State EXCO meeting

While presiding over the 50th State Executive Council meeting on September 29, 2021, Gov. Diri urged Bayelsa residents to explore avenues of dialogue instead of protest.

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, while presiding over the 50th State Executive Council meeting at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Yenagoa on Wednesday September 29, 2021, called on the residents of the state to explore avenues of dialogue rather than resort to needless protests.

Speaking at the meeting, Gov. Diri reiterated the rights to freedom of movement and that citizens must always seek dialogue to resolve issues rather than protests.

His words: “As I keep saying, where your rights stop, is where someone else’s right begins. Recently, we have observed that our people have taken up protest as a way of life.

“Protest only comes up after you have exhausted all meaningful means and ways of dialogue. I like to advise us, in whatever we do, to first of all explore the means of dialogue and conflict resolution.

Gov. Diri used the opportunity to call on all Bayelsans to shun protest that will not yield any meaningful achievement.

He cautioned that, as much as the government adopts the carrot, Government also has the stick.

“Nobody should take this administration for granted, we cannot live in a society where might is right and right is might. Let us all be law abiding as citizens of this state, our desire is to see a greater Bayelsa and hand over a developed Bayelsa to generations yet unborn”.