The Bayelsa State Government in Nigeria’s South-southern region has declared seven days of mourning in honour of the late first civilian Governor of the State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

A Government House statement to this effect also directed that all flags in all public buildings and premises across the state be flown at half-mast for the period.

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The seven days mourning period and the flying of the flags at half-mast takes effect from Monday, October 12.

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Condolence registers have also been opened at the Government House, the State Secretariat complex and Ijaw House, all in Yenagoa the State capital.

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Chief Alamieyeseigha reportedly died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, after slipping into coma and was placed on life support.

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