Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri mentioned the federal government has taken over the medical payments of the victims of final Thursday’s boat mishap within the Okoroma neighborhood within the state’s Nembe native authorities space.
Diri on Sunday ordered the Well being Commissioner to make sure that the state authorities foots the invoice for hospitalized victims.
He spoke in the course of the Easter Sunday service on the King of Glory Chapel in Authorities Home, Yenagoa.
The governor, who was sympathetic to the households who misplaced individuals within the ship accident, additionally ordered the Well being Commissioner to reimburse the survivors for what they might have spent on therapy.
An announcement from his chief press secretary, Daniel Alabrah, mentioned Diri additionally instructed all related authorities within the transport sector, particularly these answerable for waterways, to make sure that all safety measures are duly adhered to so far as successive to keep away from one other accident of this kind.
About 5 our bodies have been recovered from the river because the boat accident which was mentioned to have been attributable to overloading.
Diri mentioned his administration wouldn’t hesitate to penalize anybody discovered to be in breach of obligation, as the federal government will now not enable such preventable accidents.
Talking concerning the reruns of the April 15 Home of Representatives and Home of Meeting elections for the South Ijaw Federal Constituency and Ogbia Constituency 2, respectively, the governor referred to as for a peaceable train, saying that the occasions that led to the supplementary vote should be prevented.
Diri commented that within the spirit of Easter, politicians ought to see politics as a method to serve the individuals and never have interaction in actions that deny the worth of the lives of the individuals they’re attempting to serve.
He additionally urged politicians and their supporters within the state to shut ranks after the overall election, stressing that Bayelsa can solely transfer ahead when there may be unity and love between them.
Diri mentioned: “My message could be very clear. We have now seen the resurrection and its energy. No matter has been useless in our lives, the ability of the resurrection will have an effect on it.
“As Ijaw individuals, we reside by the reality and we will definitely be let loose. Elections have come and gone. No matter our variations could have been, let’s put them apart. It’s time for reconciliation.
“The ability of presidency is to do good, to be compassionate, to convey improvement and to make sure peace.”