Categories: News

Flooding: Bayelsa Govt. enlists support of community-based groups

The Bayelsa Government has called for the support of community-based groups in sensitising the coastal communities in the state in order to check flooding.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ebipatei Apaingolo, made the call on Thursday in Yenagoa, when a community-based group, Ondewari Health Education and Environmental Project (OHEEP) paid him a courtesy visit.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) recently predicted that Bayelsa was among the states to experience flooding this year.

Apaingolo said sensitisation of the rural dwellers was necessary due to their ignorance and about the impending flooding.

“In view of the impending flooding, the state government has concluded plans to embark on sensitisation tours of our coastal communities.

“We want OHEEP to be part of the project and assist in the sensitisation of our people; I believe the messages will be more assimilated when you are involved because of your closeness to the grassroots,” he said.

The commissioner commended the group for championing environmental advocacy in the rural communities and urged other communities to establish similar groups.
Earlier, the Director of OHEEP, Mr Alagoa Morris, intimated the commissioner of the rise in exploitation and harvest of forest resources including indiscriminate cutting down of trees in Bayelsa.

Morris called for proactive policies and legislations to prevent indiscriminate felling of trees and flooding in the state.

Flooding: Bayelsa Govt. enlists support of community-based groups was last modified: September 7th, 2018 by Francis Belux
Francis Belux

Share
Published by
Francis Belux
Tags: bayelsaflooding

Recent Posts

NDE begins training of 1,150 youths on vocational skills in Jigawa

No fewer than 1,150 youths, including 700 women in Jigawa have commenced a three-month training on various vocational skills, organised…

4 hours ago

Abia: Ikpeazu seeks collaboration with police against street cultism

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has solicited for the support of the Nigerian Police Force in curbing street cultism in the…

4 hours ago

2019: NPM governorship candidate pledges to revive education in Oyo State

The New Progressive Movement (NPM) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Edward Ladoye, has pledged to revive the falling standard of…

4 hours ago

NSCDC urges schools to verify status of private security agencies before engagement

Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), on Tuesday, urged management of educational institutions to verify the…

4 hours ago

735,705 PVCs still uncollected in Oyo–INEC

Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Oyo State, says 735, 705 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) remain uncollected in…

4 hours ago

Niger spends N1.8bn on tertiary institutions in 3 years — Commissioner

The Niger Government says it has expended N1.8 billion on state-owned tertiary institutions in the past three years. The Commissioner…

5 hours ago