Bayelsa state government stresses commitment towards environmental protection

As part of effort to preserve the environment, Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, has led a delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Egypt.

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, stated this while presiding over the seventy-eight session of State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo explained that the conference, known as Conference of Parties (COP) is aimed at proffering solutions to the effects of climate change on the environment.

He said the governor will build on the gains made from the conference, to mitigate the effect of climate change and urged the people to appreciate and safeguard the beauty as well as resources they find in their environment.

According to the Deputy Governor, the meeting would have been incomplete if Bayelsa was not represented as it is one of the most affected by climate change and other environmental challenges.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor commiserated with the Government and people of Ondo State, particularly the bereaved families and St Francis Catholic Church over the Owo killing.

The Bayelsa number two man also reiterated the call on Nigerians, irrespective of religious leanings to be vigilant while going to their places of worship and other public gatherings.