By Egens Sunday Ode
Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed delight over the way he is handling issues in the state.
The governor who spoke with State House Correspondents after a brief closed-door meeting with the Buhari said the president assured him of a good working relationship, accordingly.
On why he came to see the president, Governor Diri said the visit was to assure President Buhari that he was ready to work with the Federal Government to ensure pesce, stability and development of his state.
He said: “Since I resumed as Governor of Bayelsa State, precisely on the 14th of February, I have not come to see the father of the nation. Today I just did that to come and see the father of our country and to work with the federal government of Nigeria in ensuring peace and stability in my state and ensuring the development of my state. That is what informed my visit to Mr. President today”.
“Mr. President received me as one of his sons, as a state governor and the reception was very warm. He went ahead to advise that he was happy that I came and that he was happy with the way I have started. He went on to say he has read about all the statements that I have made and the security so far in Bayelsa.
‘He promised as one of his sons, a state like Bayelsa that is critical to the security and peace in the Niger Delta, he was prepared to also work with me.”