The well coordinated initiative of Bashorun Askia Ogieh, Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC and his dynamic executive management, to mitigate the effect of the raging flood across the mandate oil-bearing areas of the State has begun to yield results, due to the Commission’s swift response.
Having had first hand information on the raging flood that had been rightly predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, to affect no less than eighteen States of the federation, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC has, in collaboration with the State Ministry of Environment, commenced the establishment of camps for internally displaced persons, IDP to cater for their temporary shelter and allied needs.
The timely intervention by the Commission has seen the establishment of three locations at St. Michael’s College, Oleh in Isoko South LGA; Utagba-Ogbe Technical College, Kwale, in Ndokwa West LGA and Bulou-Apebiri Community in Patani LGA, in the first instance, with others being planned in the coming days.
As at the time of filing this report, all three camps are being equipped with necessaries, including mattresses, newly drilled boreholes, toiletries, consumables, foodstuff in a well laundered environment, amongst others.
The Camp Commandants have equally committed to ensuring a very conducive environment in each of the locations, for these naturally displaced citizens.