Bayelsa State Declares 7 Days Mourning As Flags Fly At Half Mast In Tribute to Alamieyeseigha


Bayelsa State Government yesterday declared 7 days of mourning in honour of its former governor Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who passed away last Saturday and directed that flags in all public buildings and premises across the state be flown at half mast, according to Vanguard.

The Bayelsa State Government, in a statement by Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Esueme Dan-Kikile, said within the period of mourning, all its official engagements will be cancelled.

The 7 days mourning period and the flying of the flags at half mast, according to the statement, started on Monday, stating that the government will work with the Alamieyeseigha family to give the former governor a befitting burial.

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He said condolence registers have been opened at the office of the Governor, Government House, Yenagoa, office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Secretariat Complex, Yenagoa and Ijaw House, Sani Abacha Way, Yenagoa.

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