On this year’s Workers Day celebration, the governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has said that even though he has done so much for workers in the state, he was seriously indebted to them because of their contributions to the development of the state.
In his address to mark the special day dedicated to celebrating workers, Diri also spoke of his modest achievements in certain areas and pledged his continued commitment to working for the people.
He said “the contributions that workers make to our families, communities, society and economy every day cannot be overlooked or understated. Today, I am happy to be with you on this very special day as we celebrate and honour the hard work and dedication that we put forth year after year.
“As we reflect on what it means to be a worker, this government is mindful of the fact that we owe you a collective debt of gratitude and acknowledge the fact that you remain the backbone of society; working tirelessly to provide for our loved ones and to build a better future for ourselves and those who come after us.”
The governor said he remained uncompromising in his decision to tackle roads infrastructure in the state. “We have made good progress on the three Senatorial road projects. We have continued to expand our road network across the three senatorial districts while we continue to give Yenagoa city the much-needed facelift.
“In the health sector, we are constructing and equipping medical centres in all our local government areas, engaged different categories of health workers and introduced cutting-edge technology into the system. In this regard, I am delighted to mention that the Bayelsa Zipline Health Supply Chain System, our emergency drone delivery service, is up and flying.
“Only recently, we responded to a distress call from Ukubie in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area for emergency drug intervention for a child suffering from acute malaria and succeeded in saving his life. These sorts of testimonies make our modest efforts to serve our people worthwhile.”