A Christmas to remember in Beeri

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC,) Dr Joi Nunieh, was in her home town, Beeri, in Ogoni land for the celebration of this year’s Christmas with her community people and she made it a memorable one, writes Chijioke Amu-Nnadi.


Driving into Beeri, in Ogoniland, there is a rustic calmness to the air that touches you. It is part of the unhurried airs about the people as they go about their business. It is in the grasses framing the farmlands on both sides of the road, and the naivete of the landscape that remains largely unspoilt, far from the mad bustle of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

But, as you drive in, this quiet town, flamboyantly announced as Beeri City, comes alive. Her favourite daughter is coming home.

It is Christmas day and we are going to the country home of Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh, acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, for what one presumed was a reception in her honour. Driving…

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