Bayelsa Pledges to Tackle Flooding, Environmental Challenges


The Bayelsa Authorities has expressed readiness to sort out perennial flooding, oil air air pollution and totally different environmental points inside the state.

The Commissioner for Environment, Mr Iselema Gbaranbiri, made the assertion in an interview with the Info Firm of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Thursday.

Bayelsa pledges to tackle flooding, environmental challenges

Gbaranbiri talked about he launched right into a tour of communities shortly after assumption of duty three weeks up to now in line with the state authorities’s need to alleviate the sufferings posed by environmental challenges.

He talked about the ministry was in discussions with abroad companions to uncover lasting choices to environmental challenges coping with the state.

“My go to to some communities of the state, a few days after my assumption of office was to current the premium and the prosperity the federal authorities led by Gov. Douye Diri places on the Environment and people of the state.

“We’ve started discussions with a U.S.-based organisation, Worldwide Energy on the partnership on our environmental challenges,” the commissioner talked about.

In accordance to him, the federal authorities will doubtless be convening an environment summit for smart choices to the issues.

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“Environmentalists, opinion leaders, professionals and stakeholders will acquire to proffer lasting choices. ”

The commissioner decried the actions of sand dredgers in some communities.

“If urgent measures normally usually are not taken, quite a few the adversely affected communities may rapidly go into extinction due to uncontrolled sand dredging,’’ he talked about.

He talked about the federal authorities had developed a protection on recycling of steady wastes by private sector operators with a view to altering wastes to wealth.

In accordance to him, it can assist in taking part the unemployed and creating jobs whereas caring for the ambiance.

He warned these involved in illegal oil bunkering and vandalism to desist from the acts, noting that oil theft and vandalism had graver monetary and social implications.

The commissioner talked about plans had been underway to inaugurate consultants to uncover lasting choices to the perennial flooding in Yenagoa.

In accordance to him, the federal authorities intends to assemble well-planned channels to drain the waters into the important thing rivers all through the state for a free onward transfer into the ocean.




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