The Governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri, has dropped Big Brother Naija housemate, Nengi Hampson as the Face of Bayelsa Girl Child and announced Ebizi Blessing Eradiri as the new face.
No reason was given by the governor for the new change but it may not be unconnected to calls from several quarters to have someone who particularly stands out in their chosen field as the Face of Bayelsa Girl Child.
The governor had been urged to honour Eradiri, a Bayelsa-born First Class Law Graduate, from the Niger Delta University.
Diri was urged to take the bold step to correct his earlier mistake of honouring the BBNaija third position winner, Nengi as a role model to Bayelsa youths, adding that the right person to be honoured and awarded as a ‘Role Model’ to Bayelsa youths, to emulate, is Miss Ebizi Blessing Eradiri who has distinguished herself.
Eradiri who currently serves as an Associate at Templars, a top tier law firm in Lagos was awarded an automatic Scholarship up to PhD level and an automatic employment as a lecturer in Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University by the governor.
Eradiri is a double First-Class Lawyer – the first female from her University to have a First Class Honours in Law and she graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in the history of her Faculty. She is also the first from her University to obtain a First Class Honours at the Nigerian Law School.