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Okrika Council Takes Measure To Forestall Flood

The Chairman of Okrika Local Government Council Barr. Tamuno Williams recently constituted the Okrika Local Government Council Technical and Adversary Committee on flood, erosion and physical development control. This is in response to the much anticipated flooding being expected this year as Okrika has been mentioned as one of the areas prone to this year’s flood in the State.

Barr. Williams while inaugurating the committee stated that the setting up of the committee indicates that the council is poised to discharge a key and fundamental function of this Local Government. He explained that from available forecasts in the State, Okrika is one of the prone areas in this year’s much anticipated flood, and that the council is taking proactive steps to arrest any eventual flood in the area.

The Council boss charged the committee to assess the situation of an eventual flood in Okrika and do a scientific research on what is to be done so that the council can design an appropriate flood control mechanism to safeguard the Okrika land. Barr. Williams disclosed that the council will convoke a land summit soon, to take steps that would stem the issue of land congestion and also step up a functional land distribution, allocation and development control in the area.

The Chairman used the occasion to announce that the council will soon set up the Okrika Local Government Council sanitation and enforcement committee, and incorporate security agencies to monitor and ensure that drains are not blocked. He disclosed that the council will also organize an interactive session for stakeholders, CDC’s, Okrika professionals and youth bodies to discuss issues on flood and erosion to help develop measures to prevent flood and erosion in the area.

The council Boss urged the committee to do thorough mobilization and sensitization campaign to educate the people of Okrika on the necessary steps to take in case of an eventual flood. Responding the Chairman of the committee Samuel Ibiabuo called for maximum support of the council and the security agencies to achieve set goals. Mr Ibiabuo promised to incorporate the chiefs, CDC’s and other stakeholders from Okrika to ensure that the target of the committee is achieved.

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