Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has renamed the state’s Government House Banquet Hall as Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall to immortalise the late first civilian Governor of the state, Dr Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

Dickson disclosed this in Yenagoa on Friday at the special valedictory State Executive Council session in honour of late Alamieyeseigha.

The governor said that also renamed was the road linking Yenagoa to Alamieyeseigha’s hometown Amassoma, which would now be called Chief DSP Alamieyesigha Road.

He described the late Alamieyeseigha as a great leader and a major voice of Ijaw people who passed on when his companionship and services were most needed.

The former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in his tribute, described Alameiyeseigha as “a boss, a close ally and a leader of the Ijaw nation who impacted positively on his people.

“When I was deputy governor of Bayelsa under Alamieyeseigha, he gave me the responsibility to run the affairs of government in his absence because he trusted me.”

He added that Alamieyeseigha`s demise was a sad moment to Ijaw people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the remains of Alamieyeseigha would be laid to rest on Saturday in his home town Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.