The violet flood that has devastated certain parts of the country and a large portion of Bayelsa State has taken over the residence of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his home town , Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of the State.
Bayelsa Governor, Duoye Diri, made this known during his visit to the hometown of the former President. He assessed the situation on Friday, and lamented the level of destruction that the flood caused. Governor Diri, however, described the flood as an attack by natural disaster on the livelihood of Bayelsans.
Duoye, who disclosed that Otuoke, which is the host community of a Federal University, had been submerged and most of the locals displaced, including Jonathan. Diri further assured the people of the commitment of the State government to put in place machinery to provide relief materials and medical assistance to victims of the flood.
While sympathizing with Goodluck who he said is now also internally displaced as a result of the flood, the governor also visited the former president’s mother, Eunice Jonathan.
Conclusively, he solicited the help of well-meaning Bayelsans, corporate organisations and the federal government to assist the state in overcoming theunfortunate situation.