checking the flood ravaging its headquarters and some stations in
The police boss, who was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of
Police, Mr Jide Kolawole, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit
to the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Dr Akwagaga Enyia, at the
Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Anozia lamented that flood had swamped some police stations and barracks
under his command and called for urgent assistance from the NDDC to help
in restoring full operations in the affected areas.
He stated: “I am seeking intervention with regard to an emergency
situation confronting my command. The current flood has submerged most
of Bayelsa State Police headquarters and other police posts.”
Responding, the NDDC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Enyia, regretted that
the police have had to operate under very difficult conditions. She
assured the police that as an interventionist agency, the NDDC would
urgently review the situation and act appropriately.
She said that the NDDC would continue to support the police with
equipment and other things that can make life easier for those who spend
nights and days to protect life and property in the country.
Earlier in July, the NDDC had informed the Commissioner of Police, of
its plans to construct a new headquarters and police barracks for the
Bayelsa State Police Command, which had been in a makeshift building
since the creation of the state.