Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri has expressed sadness over the loss of prominent leaders and personalities in the state recently.
Amongst those who passed on recently were the former President of the Ijaw National Congress INC Professor Kimse Okoko and renowned Comedian Mr Mike Ogbolosingha.
Diri who stated this during the Fourth Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa described their death as a great loss to the state.
Meanwhile the Bayelsa state government has promised to embark on housing projects to ease the housing demands of its populace.
Briefing Journalists at the end of the council meeting, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Honourable Duba Ayiba, said six areas have been identified for the construction of the new housing units, adding that land will also be made available for private developers.