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Rethinking Delta Floods

The Oasis Reporters

June 2, 2022

By Greg Abolo




What am I seeing?


What am I really seeing?


Once again, the floods are upon the Niger Delta communities and this is nearing the time when projects would be suspended and the people lie helplessly, praying for the dry season to quickly come.


Year after year, life occupations would be disrupted and many more Niger deltans would be evacuated while some people would travel to dryer areas because they have relations over there, bearing the indignities of squatting because they’ve abandoned their spatial mansions for the floods to occupy.



Deltans, isn’t it about time for us to have a workable masterplan to make homeland livable all year round, either on land and on water in fun, dignity and fulfilment?


Living one year after another one the same way without shifting our thinking to change things, yet expect miracles from others?


Think of it: Countries like the Netherlands and a few others have so much water, flooding and all, how have they turned all that into paradises that we all crave for and escape to for holidays?


Why can’t we understudy their masterplan, seek their technical expertise and turn our land into living places all year round?


The time is now. There’s no better time and no time to waste.


Where are you, Arakunrin Ondo ?


The NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr. Efiong Akwa, (left) receiving a souvenir from Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, during a courtesy visit at the Government House in Akure.


Okowa, kaa ku nu meé ?



Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa speaks at the Oleh Mega rally flanked by PDP leaders in Delta State.



Obaseki, woó ye na?

In Benin City to lift the hands of Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu as winners of the election.
L-R (sitting): Edo State Deputy Governor and deputy governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Chairman of PDP National Campaign Council for Edo gubernatorial election and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and Chairman of Edo State PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, during a press conference after Obaseki was announced winner of September 19, 2020 guber election, on Sunday, September 20, 2020.


Wike, bros how far?


Ayade. Abadie ? How are you?

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River State.

Diri, we neva endure reach in our riches?


Duoye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor (right).





Akwa-Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel met Oyo State Governor.


Akpabio NDDC, ol’boy make you check am nau!

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, (right) speaking at the fourth Meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt. Next to him is the Interim Administrator the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Efiong Akwa.






It is time to reclaim our environment and take it to higher heights. Stop the land grabbers building on flood plains and insist on flood channelization and unblocking drainages while we insist on no more indiscriminate dumping of refuse.


It’s our own environment. Let’s save it. Enhance it. Live in it and prosper in it. I love my land, I won’t lie.


Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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