By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
The Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors on Tuesday.
Addressing State House Correspondents after the assembly, the Bayelsa State governor stated he was visiting the President privately, including that it was his first name on him since he assumed workplace as governor.
Describing his reception by President Buhari, Senator Siri stated he was warmly acquired by the President, including that it was like a father receiving his son.
He stated additional that he deliberate on utilizing the go to to forge a working relationship with the federal authorities, particularly in order that Bayelsa State may benefit from a constructive relationship with the federal government on the centre, to achieve peace, stability and improvement.
“Since I resumed as Governor of Bayelsa State, exactly on the 14th of February, I’ve not come to see the daddy of the nation. Today I simply did that: to return and see the daddy of our nation and to work with the federal authorities of Nigeria in making certain peace and stability in my state and making certain the event of my state.
“Mr. President acquired me as one among his sons, as a state governor and the reception was very heat. He went forward to recommendation that he was blissful that I got here and that he was pleased with the best way I’ve began. He went on to say he has examine all of the statements that I’ve made and the safety to this point 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,” the governor stated.