Nigerian Govt says Flood has not impacted on Oil and gas operations
Speaking at Government House Yenagoa after an extensive fly-over tour of some flood-impacted communities in Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa States, Mrs. Alison-Madueke expressed shock and disbelief at the level of devastation inflicted on the communities by the flood.
“I have flown over other communities in Delta and Rivers States as well as my own village in Bayelsa State and in all these areas we could not find a single solid ground to land and that in itself means that we are facing a major tragedy. It means that at this time, Bayelsa State and other impacted states are faced with looming food crisis. We are actually facing a crisis situation and we must act swiftly and collectively to seek a robust solution to the disaster,” Alison-Madueke stated.
“I want to thank you for your time and the solidarity shown in this period of great tragedy,” Governor Dickson said.
Before leaving Yenagoa, the Minister took time out to visit the headquarters of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, in solidarity with some staff members whose homes have been ravaged by the flood.