The date for the burial of the first elected civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Deipreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha has been set at April 9th 2016 in his Amassoma country home, Bayelsa State.
Alamieyeseigha, 62, who doubles as the Governor General of Ijaw Nation, died on October 10th 2015 after a brief illness at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State.
Speaking on the burial arrangement, the Chairman, Central Burial Committee and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd), stated that “there will be a Youth/Student Activities in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital; public lecture on Federalism and Development in Nigeria, by Prof. G.G Darah at the Banquet Hall, Yenagoa; Night of Songs and Tributes at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
“On Friday, April 8, there will be a Valedictory State Executive Council Session, at the Banquet Hall, Yenagoa and Wake-keep at his country home in Amassoma.”
According to the chairman of the committee, there will be a commendation service for the former governor on April 9th, followed by his internment.
In a related development, the organised labour in Bayelsa State has suspended its proposed strike to honour the founder of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
In a statement issued in Yenegoa on Saturday by the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Stanley Ogoun, the workers were making the sacrifice to honour the first visitor to the university.