BY Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa – Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, Tuesday, requested the state House of Assembly to approve the sum of N1.5 billion, from the state’s Compulsory Savings Account, to tackle the flood menace ravaging the state.
Though the House was to have resumed sitting on October 16, 2012 from its two months recess, the Speaker, Mr, Kombowei Benson, said it was compelled to hold an emergency sitting, yesterday, because of the flood that had sacked several communities in the state.
In the letter dated October 9, 2012, which was read on the floor of the House by the Clerk, Mr. Aaron Timiye, the governor requested the House to approve the release of the fund to enable the state government intensify relief efforts and other urgent expenditure to salvage the ravaging flood situation in the state.
Dickson had in the letter said that the request to spend from the savings account was due to the urgent need to respond positively to the devastating effect of the flood that had rendered many families homeless across the state.