The Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Environment and Marine Transportation, Honourable Daniel Yingi, says the state government is not relenting in its effort to mitigate the effects of the predicted flooding in parts of the state.
Honourable Yingi, who is a member of the 2019 Delta State Flood Management Committee set up by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said government was deeply concerned about the dangers ahead.
The Special Adviser disclosed that he had on Thursday accompanied the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Chris Onogba and others to visit some flood prone areas in Isoko North, Isoko South, Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Patani local government areas.
The former member of the Delta State House of Assembly and one time Chairman, House Committee on Environment said the prediction on this year’s flooding was becoming real by the day as water had started rising above the normal level.
While stating that government would be moving in to open the nearby canals, Honourable Yingi appealed to residents to as a matter of urgency mobilize to clean up the drains in their surroundings.
He decried the negative attitude of some residents of the state towards the environment, stressing that the fight against flooding required the collective effort of government and the people.
Honourable Yingi commended the Governor for setting up the Flood Management Committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, noting that the Committee was vigorously pursuing its mandate.
The Special Adviser advised those living in flood prone areas to heed government directive to relocate to avoid disaster, pointing out that camps would be established in parts of the state for those that would be displaced by flood.