Flood: Bayelsa Govt Seeks Support for Victims

The Bayelsa State Government on Monday said it is determined to ensure that no life is lost in the flood disaster that is currently ravaging the state. 

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson was quoted to have made the remark in Yenagoa while giving an update of the situation to journalists. 

He explained that the government is working round the clock to ensure that those whose houses have been submerged by the flood gets immediate succour.

Iworiso-Markson urged the people not to panic as the government is fully committed to their plights and is doing everything to avoid a repeat of the 2012 flood incident.

The Government spokesman assured that the Restoration Government of Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson values the life of every citizen and will continue to safeguard them, despite any disaster. 

According to him, latest report indicates that communities like Egwe-ama in Brass Local Government, Imiringi, Ayama, Otuobhi in Ogbia, Edwarie in Southern Ijaw and Trofani in Sagbama have all been hit by the natural disaster.

Others he said are Ekeremor main town, Abukoegede in Tamogbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Kaiama and Sampou in Kolokuma/Opokuma and Anibeze Community in Sagbama local area. 

He called on residents of the state, who live in flood prone areas to work with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and other relevant agencies of government for immediate evacuation to temporal sites away from their homes. 

The Commissioner used the opportunity to again ask Bayelsans to call the emergency flood lines on 08025814636, 08110413567 and 09037582261 to report latest developments in their areas for quick intervention.