Bayelsa State Declares 7 Days Mourning As Flags Fly At Half Mast For 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.
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.
According to Vanguard, 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.
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.