Rivers on alert to respond to imminent flood challenge – Fubara
The governor of Rivers, Siminalayi Fubara, on Monday, expressed the readiness of his administration to respond to any imminent flood challenge in the state.
Fubara in a post on X (formerly Twitter) said that the Rivers state government has already set up a committee for the purpose of fighting any flood challenge.
“I wish to inform residents that we have since set up an intergovernmental flood management committee with the responsibility to respond proactively to the looming flooding that may affect the inhabitants of the lowlands and flood plains of our State as predicted by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),” he wrote.
“With the launching of the flood mitigation road map, I can assure all residents that we are on red alert to respond to any imminent flood challenge in the state and provide safety and relief to those who will be affected.”
Fubara has also made an appeal to corporate bodies, well-meaning individuals and non-governmental organizations to be ready to materially support the intergovernmental flood management committee.
The Rivers state governor said their support will go a long way in helping the committee to succeed in this critical assignment to rescue the vulnerable people.
He added that over these first 100 days of his administration, they have taken quality steps to advance the well-being of the people of Rivers in the face of the economic hardship caused by the sudden withdrawal of fuel subsidies, unemployment and rising inflation.
“We are happy to note the palliatory effect of the free bus transport scheme we have put in place since July to cushion the high cost of living for ordinary citizens,” Fubara stated.
He has also assured the state residents of his administration’s intention to sustain these and other mitigating measures including the distribution of food to the vulnerable population for a considerable time.
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