Bayelsa Traditional rulers council urges FG to take front stage in the state post flood rehabillitation.

Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Council has called on federal government to take front stage in the post flood reconstruction of the State and rehabilitation of ninety percent Bayelsans, who are affected by the devastating flood.

The Council also wants President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy the right expertise and resources from the Oil and Gas proceeds to prevent next year’s flood to reduce the ordeal in the Niger Delta Region.

Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council, Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama Kingdom, Agada the Fourth, King Bubaraye Dakolo made the call during a Media Conference at the Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat Yenagoa.

While appreciating efforts of the State Governor Douye Diri and his cabinet in cushioning effects of the unprecedented flood, King Dakolo commended the Army, Navy, Air Force and other security agencies for their support in ameliorating the plight of the people.

The Royal father expressed sadness as there is no evidence of any intervention from the oil companies to the flood ravaged people of Bayelsa State.

Lending his voice, Ibenanaowei of Bomo Kingdom in Southern Ijaw local government area, King Joshua Igbugburu described the statement made by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq that, Bayelsa State is not one of the top ten most affected by the flood as misleading.

King Igbugburu who lamented that his palace was submerged and all the communities in Southern Ijaw local government area affected, urged President Buhari to disregard such statement and call her to order.