The Bayelsa State government has inaugurated a committee of eight persons to develop a comprehensive plan to prevent flood disaster in the state.
Commissioner for Environment, Mr Iselema Gbaranbiri who made the inauguration in Yenagoa, the state capital noted that it is in accordance with President Buhari’s directive to develop an action plan for preventing flood disasters in the country with a call for a submission of memorandum from affected states and stakeholders.
Mr Gbaranbiri informed the committee members that they were selected by the government to carry out the task on the presidential committee mandate and submit reports on Bayelsa State action plans back to the presidency.
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He pointed out that the committee is charged with the responsibility of assessing and reviewing existing plans and policies for the management of flood disaster, identifying and working with critical stakeholders in flood disaster management, visiting selected strategic flood prone areas in the state and carrying out technical evaluation.
Chairman of the committee, Professor Solomon Ebobra, Director, Institute of Niger Delta Studies, NDU thanked the state government for finding them worthy for the job and promised to do the needful within the given time.