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Douye Diri Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Controversy, Personal Life, Net Worth, Social Media

Douye Diri Biography

Douye Diri (born June 4, 1959) is a Nigerian politician who has been the governor of Bayelsa State since 2020. From 2019 to 2020, he served as a senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District in the ninth National Assembly.

Douye Diri Biography
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Douye Diri Profile Summary

  • Name: Douye Diri
  • Date of Birth: June 4, 1959
  • Place of Birth: Bayelsa State
  • Profession: Governor of Bayelsa
  • Wife: Mrs Gloria Ebibomo Diri, and his second wife, Barr. Patience Mrs. Ama Zuofa Douye.
  • Net Worth: $10 Million (2022)
Douye Diri Early Life and Education
              Douye Diri Early Life and Education

Douye Diri Early Life and Education

Douye Diri’s early education began at Okoro Primary School in Sampou and ended at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School in Kaiama in 1977, where he received his First School Leaving Certificate.

He later attended Government Secondary School in Odi, Bayelsa, and later at the College of Education in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where he obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1985. He also attended the University of Port-Harcourt, ob

Douye Diri Career
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Douye Diri Career

Before entering politics, Senator Douye taught at several government schools in remote Old Rivers State.

He is the First National Organizing Secretary for the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the Ijaw Nation’s major organization.

He was appointed executive secretary of the Centre for Youth Development during the tenure of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Bayelsa State’s first executive governor.

During the Goodluck Jonathan administration, he was named Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports.

Governor of Bayelsa

On February 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nigeria nullified the results of the 2019 Bayelsa State gubernatorial elections on the basis that the running mate of the eventual winner, David Lyon, submitted a secret certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The court ordered Diri to be awarded a certificate of return, making him governor-elect.

On 14 February 2020, he was sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa state.

August 2020 court rulings

On August 17, 2020, a tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria, ordered Diri’s removal as state governor. However, on October 2, 2020, a court of appeal sitting in Abuja reversed the tribunal court and confirmed him as governor.

Airport security controversy

In August 2021, it was alleged that Diri and his aides forced their way through security checks at Murtala Muhammed International Airport while attempting to catch the first United Nigeria Airlines Lagos-to-Yenagoa aircraft

Douye Diri Personal Life

Douye Diri is the husband of two women and a devout Christian. The state’s first lady, Mrs Gloria Ebibomo Diri, and his second wife, Barr. Be patient, Mrs. Ama Zuofa Douye.

Douye Diri's Net Worth
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Douye Diri’s Net Worth

Douye Diri began his political career in 2019 after being elected senator, and his net worth is estimated to be more than $10 million.

Douye Diri Social Media

Instagram: @@govdouyediri

Twitter: @govdouyediri

Who Is Douye Diri?

Senator Douye Diri is a businessman. He is also a Nigerian politician who now serves as Governor of Bayelsa State. Douye Diri is a businessman, politician, and legislator in addition to serving as Governor of Bayelsa State. He was born on June 4, 1959, to the family of He is the son of A.J.M Diri from Kalama-Owinari. He is from Bayelsa State’s Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

How did Diri become Governor?

The court ordered Diri to be awarded a certificate of return, making him governor-elect. On February 14, 2020, he was sworn in as Bayelsa State Governor

Who is the current Governor of Bayelsa State 2023?

The 2023 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election was held on November 11, 2023, to elect the Governor of Bayelsa State. Douye Diri, the incumbent PDP governor, won reelection. The primaries were set for March 27–April 17, 2022.

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