Delta state commissioner for Environment, Mr. Chris Onogba, has stated that government is ready to make the IDPs camp comfortable and safe for affected flood victims.
Mr Onogba stated this during an on-the-spot inspection of IDPs camp at Utagba-Ogbe Technical College Kwale and Alaka Secondary School, Ozoro in a bid to ensure they are ready and safe to receive flood victims.
The commissioner stated that proper orientation will be done to incorporate discipline and reduce mismanagement of the school facilities in the early period of camping, saying that people should not take government proactive measures for granted.
Earlier the Principals of Utagba-Ogbe Technical College Kwale, Mrs. Enebele Amilian, and Alaka Secondary School Ozoro, Mr. Arah Nicholas had said that in previous experience, school properties were messed up but hope and believe this time it would be better.
They stated that the schools were in a bad shape but teachers were able to manage the school by introducing morning and afternoon sessions for effective learning.
Similarly the commissioner led his team and other government functionaries to monitor flood prone areas in Udu, Uvwie and Warri South local government area.
Mr Onogba who was accompanied on the inspection by the Director Sanitation and Waste Management, Mr. Lucky Adah and Director Ecology, Mr. Williams Akpede and other staff of the ministry said that the palliative measures against the impacts of flood across the state would be done and advised people to stop buying lands on natural waterways.
He also advised Deltans to desist from patronising illegal waste collectors’ who dump the wastes anywhere and anyhow but Private Sector Participants (PSPs) who evacuate waste in government approved dump sites.
The environment commissioner, advised Deltans to keep their environment clean, saying that a dirty environment give negative impression and that tourism will only thrive in a clean environment and bring multiple interest of income.
Earlier, the Chairman, Uvwie Local Government Council, Hon. Ramson Tiga pleaded that the state government should assist them to acquire a dumpsite as the local government has all this while been responsible.
Hon. Tiga said that his local government was trying to bring investors to invest in waste disposal, saying that the assistance of the state government would be appreciated, and that very soon his local government would be free of flooding.