Flood: IYC chides federal government, lampoons presidential candidates for ignoring Niger Delta

Port Harcourt—President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Comrade Peter Igbifa has accused the federal government of failing to provide succor to millions of Niger Deltans suffering from the ravaging flood.

Igbifa who stated that the attitude of the federal government shows it has a disregard for human lives also lampooned presidential candidates of various parties for ignoring the region.

The IYC President who made this known in a statement on Friday in Port Harcourt called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast in solving the humanitarian crisis in the region stressing that states such as Bayelsa have been completely cut off from the road networks of Nigeria.

His words, “Against the unpatriotic statement of Garba Shehu, Bayelsa needs serious support from the Federal Government and the world over to enable her to manage in this crazy flooding event.

“We have seen in course of this flood how dead bodies exhume and float in their numbers in Bayelsa state leaving the populace to face hazardous health, environmental and psycological challenges on regular basis since the water invasion.
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“The governors of the Niger Delta states particularly Bayelsa state are helpless and require urgent intervention to ameliorate the devastating humanitarian crisis in the state if not the 2023 election will be a disgrace.

“This shows that the federal government and various political candidates have no value for lives and property order than what God has blessed us with beneath our soil and the votes they require to win their selfish election victory desires.

Niger Delta will only support the candidate that values the lives of the people of the region beyond our resources and winning elections, Igbifa revealed.

He however commended Buhari for discontinuing what he described as illegality at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by dissolving the Sole Administrator of the commission.

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