Ebizi Eradiri, the first female first-class graduate from the Faculty of Law of the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) has been honoured by Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri on Monday.
He said the governor made the offer of employment while formally receiving the young lawyer and her father, Boloupaye Eradiri, at the Government House, Yenagoa.
“As a Visitor to the NDU, I also direct that she be given automatic employment to lecture.
“You have the support of your family and your government to fly higher because what you have achieved is just the beginning.”
He equally dismissed speculations, particularly in the social media, about his administration’s choice of honouring Nengi Hampson of the last edition of Big Brother Naija show while refusing to recognise Eradiri as blatant lies.
“Today has brought to an end speculations, especially in the new media, about our refusal to honour Barr. Eradiri while we have honoured Nengi of the Big Brother Naija fame. This is a blatant lie,” he said.