Gov. Diri Condoles Graham-Douglas Family

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commiserated with the Graham-Douglas family of Abonnema community in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State over the death of prominent Ijaw leader, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas.

Alabo Graham-Douglas, who was at various times the Federal Minister of Social Development, Youth and Sports, Aviation, Labour and Productivity as well as Culture and Tourism, died a week ago in Abuja at the age of 82.

In a condolence message to the family, the Bayelsa governor described the late Graham-Douglas as a foremost nationalist and cultural icon.

He stated that Graham-Douglas belonged to the pantheon of the Ijaw elite that made the ethnic group proud.

Governor Diri noted that the former four-time minister and exceptional politician would be greatly missed for his frankness, forthrightness and fatherly disposition.

He urged the family to take solace in the fact that Graham-Douglas lived a fulfilled and accomplished life that impacted on not only those whose path crossed with his but indeed the whole of Ijaw nation and Nigeria.