Ex-NIMASA DG urges Wike to reactivate flood control plan in Rivers
Flood swept through Port Harcourt, Rivers State, recently because of heavy rainfall.
“But rather, it chose to put the blame on Rivers people who are already suffering from a lack of jobs and economic empowerment.“Our people are traumatised, a lot of persons are displaced, we have lost several goods and property estimated at over N3 billion; social and economic life has been disrupted.
“This is because the state government slept off, and people are suffering,” he added.According to Peterside, Governor Wike awards projects from his office without going through due process and the very important Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which led to pain and agony by Rivers people.
“It is even more shocking that the state government is yet to respond, even if half-heartedly to the cries of the people but chose to blame everybody other than itself.“A responsive government should by now be engaging and looking for ways out of the crisis,” he added. headtopics.comRead more: Premium Times »
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