The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) has assured Bayelsans that the current power outage experienced in the state, following the damage of the tower that conveys power from the Gbarantoru power station, will be fixed within two weeks.
He said this shortly after inspecting some project sites in the Yenagoa metropolis with a view to tackling the impending flooding that will affect the state following predictions by relevant agencies.
Explaining further, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah said that the damaged power tower is a federal Government facility but the state Government decided to intervene because power is very critical in the socio-economic life of the state, stressing that a reputable contractor has already been contracted to fix the damaged tower and pleaded with Bayelsans to be patient.
On the issue of flooding in Yenagoa metropolis, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah noted that the state Government was concerned and has already commenced the opening of natural water channels and drainages blocked as a result of the ongoing construction works within Yenagoa metropolis.
He also said that building erected on natural channels and drainages without approval shall be brought down in the interest of society and appealed to residents within the Yenagoa to assist the Government to tackle the challenges of flooding by not dumping refuse on drainage channels.
On the inspection tour with the Deputy Governor, were the commissioners of information and Orientation, Markson Fefegha, Works and infrastructure, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Lands and Survey, Furoebi Akene, Special Projects, Fred Obugha, Capital City Development, Zuwa Konugha, Health, Awoli Anapure; Others include the Chief of staff, Government House, Chief Diekevie Ikiogha as well as the Executive Secretary of the Capital City Development Authority, Chief Iboro Iye-Edaba.