Ibenanaowei of Bomo-Clan in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state, King Joshua Ogbugburu has extolled the leadership qualities of Governor Douye Diri especially his efforts in ameliorating the plight of flood victims.
He praised the Governor for his decision to provide palliatives and visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps as well as affected communities and urged all to support the Governor.
King Igbugburu, who is the pioneer Chairman of Bayelsa state Traditional Rulers Council and former Chairman Nine Eastern States Traditional Rulers in old Rivers state, gave the commendation when a group of flood victims led by Mrs. Ebiba Agile paid him a courtesy visit at his palace.
The monarch admonished political office holders, individuals and corporate organizations including Niger Delta Development Commission, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as well as Presidential Amnesty Programme to empathize with the people of the State in their trying times.
Addressing the Internally Displaced Persons, King Igbugburu describing the flood as a natural disaster caused by climate change and other factors, urged everyone to be careful.
The King who is a holder of a National honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (C.O.N) and Chancellor Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state enjoined the Special Flood Management Committee to be proactive and prudent in managing the palliatives without bias to complement government’s efforts.
The octogenarian however appealed to government to include the traditional institution as custodians of the culture and people.