By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—FEDERAL lawmakers from Bayelsa State have called on the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to urgently take steps to ameliorate the sufferings of the victims of last week’s landslide in Okoloba community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
The lawmakers, led by the member of the House of Representatives representing Kolokuma/Opokuma and Yenagoa federal constituency, Douye Diri, spoke during an on-the-spot assessment of extent of destruction caused by the incident.
Speaking, Diri also called on other relevant federal agencies to take steps to mitigate the effects of the unfortunate incident, which rendered a number of persons homeless.
According to him: “We have come to see the degree of destruction that affected Okoloba. We also want to commend Bayelsa State Government’s efforts in sending relief materials to the people. As members of the National Assembly, we assure the people of Okoloba that the matter will be presented before both chambers and every relevant ministry, department and agency of the Federal Government.”
In his remarks, Senator Ogola, who is also a member of the Senate committee on Environment, also called on relevant federal agencies, saddled with the responsibility of erosion control and shore protection to come to the aid of the community.