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By Desire Lordson

People of the Niger Delta Region have continued to count their loses, occasioned by flooding and other environmental hazards in the area.

In this report, correspondent Desire Lordson interacted with some victims of environmental degradation who are seeking to know ways for mitigation.

An indigene of Bodo city in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Pius Dukor and a one time Senatorial candidate from Eleme Local Government Area of the State, Dr. Patience Osarojiji, lamented the extinction of leaves in their area which served herbal purposes in times past.

A farmer from Erima community in Onelga Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mrs. Ngozi Azuma, decried the pains and hazards of dealing with snakes in their farms which she said increased in number due to the flood.

In an interview on the way forward, a Teacher, Miss Abimbola Aderemi who is also a Gardener, wants the people in the region to manage their wastes properly and indulge in other healthy environmental habits.

Director of a non governmental Organization, Kebethkache women development and Resource Centre, Emem Okon and a Publisher in Rivers State, Chief Constance Meju, called for dialogue between the Government and the rural dwellers, on how to restore their farmlands which have been devastated by oil exploration.

The respondents want the Government and other stakeholders to take deliberate steps in fighting harmful environmental habits.

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