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Bayelsa gives scholarship to Families of late football supporters

The Bayelsa state government has brought succour to the homes of the four unfortunate football supporters who on June 11 died in a car crash on their way to Asaba to show support for the Bayelsa Queens Football Club, who were playing the final game of the Super Six playoff.

The Governor, Douye Diri has announced that the children of the deceased supporters be granted scholarship to university level.

He further directed the instant engagement of their wives and if for any reason, they are unemployable, the government will empower them with resources to start a business.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry was also ordered to collaborate with the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to immediately implement the governor’s directives.

On Sunday, Daniel Alabrah the governor’s Chief Press Secretary in a statement revealed that Diri gave the instructions at the funeral service of Eze Igali, (38), Kurotimi Igali (36), Clement Diripigi (34), and Philemon Ogidi (38) at the Peace Park in Yenagoa, on Saturday.

“We join the Igali, Diripigi and Ogidi families to mourn these four young men of Eniwari and Fonibiri communities, all in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of our state.

“They gave their best to the state. They contributed their quota towards the development of Bayelsa and they died in active service.

“These young men embarked on that trip to bring victory to Bayelsa and to make the image of our state soar higher. Unfortunately, they lost their lives in the process,” the Governor said.

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