Ahead of the November 11th election Bayelsa, All Progressives Congress(APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva, says he will tackle the issue of flooding and coastal erosion in the state if elected.
Sylva made the pledge on Sunday during his visit to the Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa for an assessment following the loss occasioned by recurring flooding and coastal erosion.
He expressed regrets that land and buildings were caving into the encroaching rivers resulting in loss of property and livelihood.
Sylva said he would put in place stringent mitigating measures to cushion the effect of frequent recurrence of the twin natural disasters ravaging communities in Bayelsa.
The APC governorship candidate said that a climate change policy that would serve as a strategic early warning and early response mechanism would be put in place if he was elected as governor of Bayelsa.