Douye Diri a former public school teacher who dreamed of becoming a principal before becomes the executive governor of Bayelsa state.
Douye started his career as a teacher and taught in several Government Schools in the Rural Area in the Old Rivers State.
He was born on June 4, 1959, and was a senator representing Yenagoa, Kolokuna and Opokuma Constituency in the Senate, he was also a former Federal House of Representatives member.
He Started his basic education at Okoro Primary School Sampou. Earned his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1977 at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School Kaima (then State school Kaima).
Senator Douye obtained his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) at Government Secondary School Odi in 1981.
Obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) at the College of Education in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state in 1985.
Earned his Bachelors of Education degree in Political Science at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 1990.
He was the First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the foremost organization of the Ijaw Nation.
Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State (2000-2002).
Commissioner for Youth and Sports (2005-2006).
Council Board member university of Maiduguri (2008-2012).
Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State (2012).
Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, 2012
Principal Executive Secretary (2013-2014).
Federal House of Representatives to represent Kolokuma, Opokuma, and Yenagoa Federal Constituency, 2015