Biogaphy Profile: Douye Diri

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Douye Diri is a businessman, politician, and lawmaker. He was born on June 4, 1959, he is representing Yenagoa, Kolokuna and Opokuma Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.

Senator Douye started his career as a teacher and taught in several Government Schools in the Rural Area in the Old Rivers State.He is a son to A.J.M Diri of Kalama-Owinari.

He emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on the 4th of September, 2019.

The Governor Darius Ishaku-led PDP Bayelsa State Governorship Primary Committee conducted the exercise at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.

Name Douye Diri
Age 60 years
Nationality Nigerian
Place of Birth Kolokuma/Opokuma
State of Origin Bayelsa
Marital status Married
Occupation Politician
Office Rep. Yenagoa, Kolokuna and Opokuma Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.
Gender Male

 Age

He was born on 4 June 1959 in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as of 2019 Douye Diri is aged 60 years old.

Education

  • He Started his basic education at Okoro Primary School Sampou.
  • Earned his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1977 at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School Kaima (then State school Kaima).
  • Obtained his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) at Government Secondary School Odi in 1981.
  • Obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) at the College of Education in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state in 1985.
  • Earned his Bachelors of Education degree in Political Science at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 1990.

 Career

  • Taught in several Government Schools in the Rural Area in the Old Rivers State.
  • First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the foremost organization of the Ijaw Nation.
  • Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State (2000-2002).
  • Commissioner for Youth and Sports (2005-2006).
  • Council Board member university of Maiduguri (2008-2012).
  • Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State (2012).
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, 2012
  • Principal Executive Secretary (2013-2014).
  • Federal House of Representatives to represent Kolokuma, Opokuma, and Yenagoa Federal Constituency, 2015.