John ODHE, Yenagoa
Chairman Nigeria Young Professionals Forum, Moses Siloko Siasia has lauded Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri for his handling of the ravaging flood in the state.
In a statement made available to newsmen, Mr. Siasia said he is particularly impressed that the Governor has shelved all engagements outside the state including political campaigns to stay with his people in these trying times, an act that is uncommon from politicians.
The statement also noted with delight efforts made by the Governor so far to mitigate the effects of the flood such as the approval and release of funds and his tour of flood impacted communities in the state almost on a daily basis, saying by his actions he has proved that he has the true interest of his people at heart.
According to the statement, the decision of the state government to set up a post flood management and rehabilitation committee headed by the State Deputy Governor is a step in the right direction.
While adding his voice to the call on the Federal Government to assist the state in the recovery process, the former Governorship candidate also called on stakeholders and Bayelsans at large to close ranks and join hands with the state government to navigate the people through this difficult moment.