Bayelsa Govt, IYC, Others Express Outrage over Minister’s Comments on Flood
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 7, 2022
The Bayelsa State Government and the people of the state has reacted angrily to the statement credited to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, that the state is not among the 10th most impacted states by the 2022 flood.They said the data used by the minister to arrive at the conclusion was erroneous.
Thisday reports that the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayiba Duba, lambasted the minister, saying her claim was disheartening.Duba however noted that it was not surprising especially given the slow response from her ministry to the humanitarian crisis that arose from the rampaging flood in the state.
On his part, a former governor of the state and Senator representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly, Henry Seriake Dickson, condemned in strong terms the unscientific assessment of the devastating effect of the 2022 flood in the state.
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