Ahead of the oncoming festival of Christmas, the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa Bayelsa State was well decorated in Christmas Colours on Friday, December 23, 2022. the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre received Bayelsans to its capacity for the 2022 Christmas Carol of nine lessons.
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, attended the Christmas carolling event. His two wives, Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Diri, Justice (Mrs.) Ama Patience Diri accompanied the Governor of Bayelsa to the event.
Additionally, the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo & his wife, Mrs Beatrice Ewhrudjakpo, were also in attendance at the event.
The event attendees witnessed various Carol renditions by choirs from the different components of the state Government and denominations in the State.
Apart from Governor Diri and Deputy Governor Ewhrudjakpo’s families, several other government officials, employees and stakeholders attended the event.
People in attendance were;
Members of the Bayelsa State House Assembly
Top government functionaries of the Bayelsa state and other senior citizens of the State.
The Special Adviser on Religious Matters, Rev. Godspower Asingba put together the Carol. The Christmas Caroling event is an opportunity for Bayelsans to reflect once again on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The official Facebook page of Bayelsa State’s new media shared an update regarding the Governor’s visit to the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre for the Pre-Christmas carolling event.
The update from the Bayelsa state new media read:
It was a beautiful night at the 2022 Bayelsa State Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons.
The Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, well decorated in the Christmas colours, witnessed various Carol renditions by the choirs from the different arms of the Government and others.
Meanwhile, The Presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was also in Bayelsa on Friday for a meeting. During the event, he met former President Goodluck Jonathan.