Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Chris Finebone, has said the state government is committed to restoring flood victims to normal life.
The commissioner, who stated this in Port Harcourt yesterday, also noted that Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration had started winding down effectively
Finebone added that the administration was also working to help its successor build on its successes, saying the government would serve the people till the last minute of its exit on May 29, 2023.
It is important to remind us all that this government has a little fewer than seven months to leave office. That means that the government has effectively started to wind down. However, since the government is a continuum and the protection of lives and property is the onerous task of government, it means that we are bound to continue serving the people to the very last minute of this tenure.”
MEANWHILE, members of Rivers and Bayelsa caucus in the House of Representatives have, at an emergency meeting, flayed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Mrs. Sadiya Umar, for declaring that South-South geo-political zone is not among the worst affected areas by the flood.
The caucus, led by Mr. Agbedi Yeitimone Frederick, at a post-meeting press conference at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, called on the minister to resign her appointment for failing to address the effect of flood on communities in the country, particularly in the Niger Delta region.
The lawmakers urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the minister if she fails to resign for allegedly failing in her responsibility to bring succor to flood victims.
The lawmakers regretted, particularly, the minister’s claim that Bayelsa is not among the 10 most-affected states.