Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri said Wednesday that the state government was not concerned about the distractions caused by political critics of his administration.
He said his administration was rather committed to delivering on its election promises to the people of the state, stressing that it had already delivered on some of its promises in the area of infrastructure development.
Diri, who said this while addressing members of his support group, Bayelsa Unite for Douye Diri, at Government House, Yenagoa, vowed that no amount of political shenanigans would make his government lose focus.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said the administration had made measurable progress in its effort to complete the Sagbama-Ekeremor and Yenagoa-Oporoma highway projects.
A statement from the lieutenant governor’s media assistant, Doubara Atasi, said Diri told the group that as part of the benefits of continuing rule under the Peoples’ Democratic Party in the state, people could now drive to Angiama. in the south of Ijaw and the city of Ekeremor. , on asphalt.
Highlighting other infrastructure achievements, he said, “We want to assure you and indeed the people of our state that this administration will not let you down. Senator Douye Diri’s administration is focused, well nurtured and poised for leadership.
“That’s why they don’t bother us despite the shenanigans and distractions that are going on. What we are doing is not by accident. He is meticulous, deliberate, concerted, and determined to keep our promises to our people.
“As you can see, we have completed Phase Two of Glory Drive. Therefore, you can drive from the Ecumenical Center to Etegwe-Tombia Road.
“You can also drive from here (Yenagoa) to Angiama in southern Ijaw and also to Ekeremor by tarmac. We have even started earthmoving on the Nembe-Brass Road project.”
Diri, while responding to the group’s requests, insisted that the current administration would continue to award contracts only to competent contractors to prevent the problem of abandoned projects.
He, however, promised to bring group members in the area of speedy skill acquisition, appointments and contract work within the limits of available resources.