From George Kajo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has sent a message of condolence to his Bayelsa state counterpart, Senator Douye Diri over the demise of his father, Pa Abraham Micheal Joseph Diri.
In the message to the government and people of Bayelsa state, Governor Ortom said Pa Diri was a great man who was a father to many.
He described the deceased as a distinguished Teacher who impacted positively not only on his immediate family but on the entire state.
“Pa Diri was a great Teacher of very high repute. He was a disciplinarian who was fair and firm. He was a builder and community leader.”
Governor Ortom added that the success story of Governor Diri and his siblings is a clear testimony that Pa Diri invested and indeed tutored his children in leadership and to be responsible citizens.
He said the government and people of Benue State identifies with Bayelsa state at this moment of grief and urged them to take solace that Pa Diri lived an exemplary and accomplished life worthy of emulation.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur quotes governor Ortom as enjoying the people of Bayelsa state to immortalize Pa Diri for his numerous contributions to the development of the state.