Bayelsa State governor Douye Diri has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the Oil Mining Licence, “OML 46” to Bayelsa State, which he says was unjustly revoked and awarded to a private company.

The Governor says the OML 46, is “emotional” to Bayelsans, whom he said, possessed the technical and financial capacity to manage the oil well.

Governor Diri made the appeal on Wednesday during his visit to the President at the State house Abuja.

Other requests by the governor to the President include the Federal Government take over of the Bayelsa State Medical University and the speedy completion of three Federal roads in each of the Senatorial Districts in the state.

President Buhari in his response pledged that he will address three major requests tabled by governor Diri, with “promptness and immediacy.”

He stressed the need for immediate response to the Governor, saying, “Given the period we are in, I know most of you are in the field campaigning. I will respond to your requests as quickly as possible.”

Governor Diri, was accompanied on the visit by his immediate predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete-Spiff and the Chairman of the State’s Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, King Bubaraye Dakolo.

Governor Diri congratulated the President on the nation’s 62nd Anniversary which coincides with Bayelsa’s 30th year of creation, and urged the President to continue with his balanced approach to issues of national development.

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