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Bayelsa Government Hands Over Three Lost Fishermen to Sao Tome and Principe Head of Mission

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Bayelsa State government has formally handed over three fishermen who lost their way on the Gulf of Guinea to the Sao Tome and Principe Head of Mission in Nigeria.

Speaking during the formal handover, Thursday night, at the Bayelsa Government House in Yenagoa, the governor, Douye Diri lauded the local fishermen in Okpoama community in Brass Local Government of the state, who rescued their fellow fishermen on the Atlantic Ocean, he said they demonstrated the true spirit of an Ijaw man, who cares for his brothers and humanity in general.

Diri disclosed that once they were rescued, his administration through the Commissioner for Health, Pabara Igwele, made sure that they were provided the necessary health care.

Recall that three Sao Tome and Principe fishermen who lost their way on the Gulf of Guinea, were rescued on the Atlantic Ocean by fishermen in Okpoama community in Brass Local Government of Bayelsa state.

 

Written by: Helen Obih

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