HYPADEC: Commission will ensure fairness in citing projects in host Communities – Mr Joseph Terfa Ityav

The Chairman Governing Council of the Hydro electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) ,Mr Joseph Terfa Ityav says the Commission will ensure fairness and Justice in the citing projects in host Communities suffering from perennial flooding on the river banks.

Mr Terfa Ityav stated this during a familiarisation visit of Council members of the Commission to the Palace of Etsu -Tsaragi ,Alhaji Abdullahi Kpoto,Emir of Shonga,Dr Haliru Yahaya, Emir of Lafiagi ,Alhaji Saadu Kawu Haliru and Etsu Patigi,Alhaji Ibrahim Bologi in Edu and Patigi local government area of Kwara state.

He said the Commission will carry out complete assessment of all the areas to enable it put an end to the perennial flooding affecting the residents.

Mr Terfa Ityav explained that the Commission will ensure all ecological issues affecting the host Communities are resolved without necessarily tampering with their source of livelihood.

He appealed to members of the host Communities and their leaders to support the Commission to enable it succeed.

In his remark the Etsu Tsaragi ,Alhaji Abdullahi Kpoto advised the Council members not to allow the introduction of politics into the activities of the Commission.

In his own comment the Emir of Shonga ,Dr Haliru Yahaya advocated for permanent relocation of people living close to the rive banks to save resources.

In his address the Emir if Lafiagi Alhaji Saadu Kawu Haliru expressed confidence that team will do a good job for the host Communities.

In his remark the Etsu Patigi ,Alhaji Ibrahim Bologi 11, urged the council members to be focused in the discharge of their assignment.

ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU

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