Minister Worried About the Environmental Condition of Niger Delta Region

Minister Worried About the Environmental Condition of Niger Delta Region
Dr. Usani Uguru Usani, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has expressed worries over the negative impacts of environmental discontent in the Niger Delta region, saying it has informed the Ministry’s decision to streamline Environmental Policy Action in the region. Usani expressed this concern at a one-day Stakeholders Validation Workshop and launching of a draft document on Niger Delta Region Climate Change Program and Action Plan (NDRCCP-AP) organized by the Ministry Of Niger Delta Affairs in Calabar, Cross River State. He said, “The purpose of this program is to streamline Environmental Policy Action in the Niger Delta which is traceable to the impact of environmental discontents such as the flooding that is ravaging the riverine communities, the prevalence of cancer-related ailments, the radio-active ailments, as well as the soot that is in the atmosphere, especially in Rivers state.” He called on relevant stakeholders to urgently device means of addressing environmental disaster that demands emergency in Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region, stating that all human activities are impacted as a result of climate change in the Niger Delta region. He also said, “Carry out sensitization on climate change so that people will know the effect of what they go through and also that investors and economic moguls would discontinue harping on our ignorance while they make economic fortunes.” The Minister promised his Ministry’s determination to perfect the draft climate change program document in a bid to make it a worthy document that will guide all actions that are aimed at addressing environmental disasters in the Niger Delta region.

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