Governor Diri inaugurates Directorate on Erosion, Flood Control

Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated Bayelsa state’s Directorate on
Erosion and Flood Control.

The directorate, which is headed by a surveyor, Mr. Omusco W.
Omusco, is in response to the perennial flood devastation and impact
of coastal erosion in the riverine state.

The body is charged with the responsibility of proffering solutions to
the twin natural disasters.

Governor Diri, while inaugurating the members in Government
House, Yenagoa, said the impact of erosion and annual flooding on
the socio- economic lives of Bayelsans necessitated the setting up of
the directorate.

He said members were carefully selected based on their pedigree and
charged them to put in their best and write their names in the history
of the state.

The governor assured the directorate of his support to ensure that the
objectives for establishing it were achieved.

He also urged Bayelsans to collectively work towards the control of
flooding and erosion due to their negative consequences.

In a remark, Mr. Omusco, assured that they would give their best to
achieve the purpose for for which the body was set up.

Other members are Daniel Ebi, Secretary, Professor Edmond Allison-
Oguru, Yerite Quickpenny, Waritimi Amos, Ebifuro Odubo, Kingsley
Oyinke, Very Reverend Peter Ikuli and two technical advisers.