Senator Douye Diri Biography, Age, Profile, Election & Education

Douye Diri is a businessman, politician, and lawmaker. He was born on June 4, 1959, he is representing Yenagoa, Kolokuna and Opokuma Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.

Senator Douye started his career as a teacher and taught in several Government Schools in the Rural Area in the Old Rivers State.

Senator Douye Diri Profile

Senator Douye Diri Profile
NameDouye Diri
Age60 years
NationalityNigerian
Place of Birth Kolokuma/Opokuma
State of OriginBayelsa
Marital statusMarried
OccupationPolitician
OfficeRep. Yenagoa, Kolokuna and Opokuma Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.
GenderMale
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Senator Douye Diri Age

He was born on 4 June 1959 in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as of 2019 Douye Diri is aged 60 years old.

Senator Douye Diri Father

He is a son to A.J.M Diri of Kalama-Owinari.

Senator Douye Diri Education

  • Started his basic education at Okoro Primary School Sampou.
  • Earned his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1977 at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School Kaima (then State school Kaima).
  • Obtained his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) at Government Secondary School Odi in 1981.
  • Obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) at the College of Education in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state in 1985.
  • Earned his Bachelors of Education degree in Political Science at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 1990.
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Senator Douye Diri Career

  • Taught in several Government Schools in the Rural Area in the Old Rivers State.
  • First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the foremost organization of the Ijaw Nation.
  • Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State (2000-2002).
  • Commissioner for Youth and Sports (2005-2006).
  • Council Board member university of Maiduguri (2008-2012).
  • Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State (2012).
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, 2012
  • Principal Executive Secretary (2013-2014).
  • Federal House of Representatives to represent Kolokuma, Opokuma, and Yenagoa Federal Constituency, 2015.
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Senator Douye Diri Winner Bayelsa State Primary Election

He emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on the 4th of September, 2019.

The Governor Darius Ishaku-led PDP Bayelsa State Governorship Primary Committee conducted the exercise at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.

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