Ekiti man wins first Bayelsa State raffle draw



The first edition of the Bayelsa State raffle draw has come and gone with Mr.Kolade Afolabi from Ekiti state winning the star prize of tricycle popularly known as keke Napep. Others won hair clippers, gas stove and generator set, this was also part of the activities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Presenting the Tricycle at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre Yenagoa by the State Commissioner for information and orientation Daniel Iworiso Markson thanked the Governor for supporting the Easter fiesta.
He however reiterated that “In Bayelsa, we appreciate all those who are not from Bayelsa.  We appreciate non indigenes and therefore we are so happy for you that you are winning this. We wish you the very best”.
Iworiso disclosed that they were practically begging Bayelsans to buy the ticket stating that they refused to buy.
The commissioner equally appreciated the young Bayelsans that entertained the crowd at the event, saying he was shocked   seeing the number of talents they have in Bayelsa adding that “I’m really shocked that we have this kind of talents in Bayelsa”.
“What that simply means is that we are going to make this bigger next year, what we are doing in the restoration Government is going forward.
Just two weeks ago, 24  young special advisers were appointed.
“There is a deliberated policy of the Restoration Government to recognize the young people. The future belongs to you all who are young Bayelsans and therefore  there is a deliberate policy going on to expose  and show case  young Bayelsa talents  like the ones that we are seeing  here today”.
“What we will do going forward is that before the year runs out, we are going to have a special event that will showcase these talents again.
Iworiso said that the whole idea was to discover the number of talents that performed declaring that there is a need for them to be given bigger platforms.
“They need to be signed to a bigger record labels. They need to be taken to other places where they can showcase these their talents”.
Declaring that there will be another event before the years runs out, he said “The upcoming event will give us the opportunity to select about ten of them and Bayelsa state Government will give them that backing”.

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