Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has lost his father, Pa Abraham Michael Joseph Diri. He was 88.
This was disclosed in a statement by the family which was signed by Mr. Jothan Diri on Sunday.
He passed on Sunday at 88 years after a brief illness.
The statement reads, “With a deep feeling of loss, the Diri Family of Kalama-Owei Wari in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State announces the sudden passage of our patriarch, Lay Reader Pa Abraham Michael Joseph Diri.
“Pa Abraham Diri departed on Sunday, February 12 at the age of 88 years.
“Pa Diri, a retired Headmaster, a devout Christian and a man of exemplary humility, is father of the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri.
“The Diri family and indeed the entire Sampou community is consoled that our dear brother and father lived a fulfilled life.
“Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”