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Bayelsa Gov Rises In Anger Over Flood Tells FG What To Do Next

least near 300 communities in Bayelsa a few weeks ago were reportedly ravaged by the unabated flood rendering over 700,000 people homeless, both children, women, and the aged

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One one the aggrieved governors of affected states by the disastrous flood ravaging homes and properties in Southern Nigeria has risen to anger and proffered a solution to Buhari’s government.

The Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri ( who spoke via Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Hon Ayibaina Duba, told Federal Government to consider urgent building of dams and dredging the River Niger to contain excess water release from the Cameroon dam against reinsurance.

Recall, at least near 300 communities in Bayelsa a few weeks ago were reportedly ravaged by the unabated flood rendering over 700,000 people homeless, both children, women, and the aged, many of the affected persons are taking refuge at the various Internally Displace Persons (IDP) Camps across the state.

Mr. Duba who appealed in Yenagoa, also begged residents of the flood-ravaged state to desist from building on water channels, noting that disregard for natural water channels is one of the causes of the current flood situation in the state.

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His words, “We call on the Federal Government to do something about this flooding. They said it was the dam in Cameroon that is causing it.

“Let them do something to contain the water when Cameroon releases the water. If they are to build reservoirs, let them build, because we have come to realize that all the water empties on us,” he added.

The commissioner called on the general public to be conscious of the environment and ensure proper disposal of refuse, noting:

“Most drainage systems in the state were discovered to have been blocked by refuse including discarded plastic bottles and polythene bags.”

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