13 Dec 2015

Biography of Diri Douye

Diri Douye
Honorable Douye Diri Kolokuna is a native of Sampou town in kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa state,
Nigeria. He was born June 4, 1959 to the family of A.J.M. Diri from of Kalama-Oweinari compound.

He attended Okoro Primary school Sampou and obtained First School Leaving Certificate in 1977, at what is now the Reverend Proctor Memorial Primary school Kaiama – RPMPS but formerly called State School Kaiama. Thereafter, he got admission into the Government Secondary School Odi (GSS Odi) where he sat for and obtained his West African School Certificate WASC in 1981. Having obtained his WASC/GCE, he proceeded to the College of Education (COE) Port-Harcourt, Rivers state where he obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in the year 1985. Douye Diri later attendede University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state where he obtained s Bachelors of Education degree in Political Science in the year 1990.

After acquiring formal education, Hon. Diri Douye started his career as a teacher and taught in several Government Schools located in the Rural Area of the Old Rivers state. He was the First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC). He then became the Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa state in the year 2000, and held the position until the year 2002. During the term of office of the then First Executive Governor of Bayelsa state, Goodluck Jonathan, he was appointed the Commissioner for Youth and Sports. This was in 2005/2006 during Dr. Goodluck Jonathan's administration as the Governor of Bayelsa state before he became the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Diri Douye later became a member of the board of the governing Council of the university of Maiduguri, a position he held from 2008, until 2012. He was Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State in the year 2012. He was later appointed the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Bayelsa State Government House in August 2012. He then became a Principal Executive Secretary about one year after, a position he held until the year 2014 when he contested election for the Federal House of Representatives to represent the people of kolokuma/Opokuma/Yenagoa Federal Constituency, an election he eventually emerged the winner in the year 2015.


Diri Duoye’s Legislative Interests border on environment and communications. He targets to stop environmental degradation and ensure adequate and proper effective communication with his constituents and Nigeria at large.

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