By Victor Bieni, WARRI
The National Coordinator of Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice ( CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has urged the Delta state government to put measures in place for the welfare for would be victims of the predicted flooding in the state by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA.
Comrade Mulade, a Human Rights and Environmental Activist, made the call in Warri while reacting to the warning by the Delta state government to people living in flood prone areas to relocate to higher grounds.
The Environmentalist opined that the predictions of NIHSA that there would be heavy flooding in some states of the federation in September, including Delta, was a wake up call to the state government to consult experts and come up with workable solutions.
Comrade Mulade stressed further that consulting experts was necessary to be able to tap from their cognitive experience and relevant skills required to provide better welfare for Internally Displaced Persons.
CEPEJ boss urge the Delta state government to give priority attention to the 17 Local Government Areas in the state known to be prone to Flooding, and focus more on how to manage the crisis