Governor Dickson’s Home, Others Swallowed By Flood In Bayelsa 4 years ago 12


The country home of the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriaki Dickson in Sagbama Local Government Area is among many others overtaken by a raging flood.

Information available to LEADERSHIP also indicated that as at yesterday, over 700 indigenes of the communities including farmlands were over-run by the flood.

Among those whose homes were sacked by the flood include two prominent traditional rulers in Sagbama, His Highness, Ekadi Aziza and the Ebidaowei of Kabowei Kingdom, HRH Engr Hope Torruo.

The special State Government delegation made up of the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Sylvanus Abila, the Special Representative of the Governor in Sagbama, Prince Collins Corcordia, the council chairman and others, confirmed to newsmen  that the situation was getting worse as people have started moving out to upland.

According to the government team, the flood situation has rendered scores homeless in Ebelebiri, Edagbabiri, Torufani, Ekperiware, Tumgbo, Ebetebiri and the governor’s home community of Toro Rua.

Contacted over the development, the Special Representative of the Governor in Sagbama, Collins Corcodia, said that though the state government has moved into the affected areas with relief materials and other items, the NEMA should come to the aid of the people in the state.

Corcordia said that it has been discovered that the shoddy job done by the contractor who handled the dredging of the River Niger was responsible for the flood ravaging the Bayelsa end of the country. Home Page

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