In a spirited display of commitment and responsibility, Hon Odoh Ameh Ugwu, the newly sworn-in Commissioner for Water Resources, Environment, and Climate Change in Benue state, commenced his official duties with zeal. With an unwavering dedication to his role, Hon Ugwu embarked on a series of important activities that underscore his readiness to tackle the challenges facing his portfolio.
The day began with the auspicious dedication of Hon Ugwu’s office and the entire ministry to the divine protection and guidance of the Almighty. The presence of an invited clergy added a solemn touch to the occasion, symbolizing the commissioner’s recognition of the importance of spiritual strength in his mission to serve the people of Benue state.
Energized by the spiritual dedication, Commissioner Odoh Ameh Ugwu promptly transitioned into a high-stakes meeting. Gathered around the table were the Permanent Secretary, Directors, and the three Acting General Managers. The focus of this meeting revolved around a pressing concern – the impending flood threat emanating from Cameroonian authorities. The potential release of a substantial volume of water from the Lagdo Dam reservoir in the northern region of the Republic of Cameroon loomed as a dire threat to all the states along the River Benue and Niger basin. Foreseeing the grave implications for Benue state, the commissioner’s urgency was palpable.
During the intense session, Commissioner Ugwu and his team delved into discussions on the most effective strategies to prevent the loss of lives and properties. The looming flood alert required immediate action and a cohesive plan to mitigate its impact. The commissioner’s workaholic nature and proactive approach shone through, as he sought solutions that would safeguard the residents of Benue state.