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  • Date Created October 01, 1996
  • Capital Yenagoa
  • Governor Duoye Diri
  • Land Area 10,773 km2 (4,159 sq mi)
  • Population 1,704,515 (2006 census)
  • GDP $4.34 billion

Bayelsa State governor, Duoye Diri

Duoye Diri
  • NameDuoye Diri
  • Assumed Office 14 February, 2020
  • Date of Birth04 July, 1959
  • Political partyPeoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Douye Diri was born on 4 June 1959, he began his early education at Okoro Primary School, Sampou, and concluded it at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School, Kaiama in 1977, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He later attended Government Secondary School, Odi in Bayelsa. Douye studied at the College of Education, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where he obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1985. He also attended the University of Port-Harcourt obtaining a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree in Political Science in 1990. On 14 February 2020, he was sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa State