Gov. Wike vows ‘tough action’ on flooding problems in Rivers

Gov. Wike vows ‘tough action’ on flooding problems in Rivers

Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:50 pm

Governor Wike during his visit to some of the flooded areas in Port Harcourt on SundayOkafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday evening assured  residents of Port Harcourt and other flooded communities that his administration will tackle  the environmental challenge headlong.

He empathised with all residents  affected by the flooding, assuring that  his administration  will work with  relevant agencies  to resolve  the issues thrown  up by the flooding.

Speaking  after he inspected some areas impacted by flooding caused by two of torrential rainfall, Governor Wike directed the relevant  government  agencies  to take immediate remedial measures.

The governor inspected the flooded areas in Port Harcourt  with Julius Berger engineers  and officials of the State Ministry of Works.

He directed the continuous  de-silting of all major  canals in the  town.

Governor Wike advised  residents of Port Harcourt  to stop dumping  refuse in water channels. He said such actions lead to blockage  of  water  channels, which leads to flooding.

The Governor stressed that he will take some tough steps to ensure that the state will not experience  such devastating flooding.

Sam Ngbor, Liaison Manager of  Julius Berger Plc assured the governor  that the company will work  with  state government to resolve the challenges  posed  by the  flooding.


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