Bayelsa State News – This festival marks a significant milestone for our beloved town, as we come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Odi people.
First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the organizing committee for their tireless efforts in making this event a reality.
Their dedication and commitment have ensured that this festival not only showcases our unique traditions but also creates an avenue for economic growth and tourism development in our State.
Today, we gather here not only as residents of this great state but also as representatives of diverse cultures and backgrounds. We are here to appreciate the beauty of our heritage, to honour the traditions passed down through generations, and to unite under a shared sense of identity and pride.
Thank you, and may this festival bring joy, unity, and prosperity to all of us.”
~Sen. Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, speaking during the 2023 Odi-Ogori Ba Uge in Odi Community, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
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