By Our Correspondent
Flood victims in Bayelsa State have commended Gov. Douye Diri for the help the state government rendered to them at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Yenagoa.
They gave the commendation on Monday when the camp was being officially closed.
Our Correspondent, who visited the camp, reports that many of the IDPs were thankful to the government for its efforts.
Mrs Ebimor Fekuwei praised the government for hosting and feeding them every day at the camp such that the people never lacked anything.
Fekuwei, however, called on the governor to further assist them in the area of accommodation, saying that many of them had their homes destroyed.
Another camper, Mrs Godgift Diepreye, said that the flood victims were well-fed while in the camp.
“We stayed at the camp for more than eight days and nobody died.
“We thank God that nobody was sick, everybody is alive.
“My only problem now is that my house in Azikoro is still wet. Azikoro is one of the worst hit areas in the Yenagoa Local Government Area,” she pointed out.
In an interaction with journalists, Hon. Koku-Obiyai Ebiuwou, the lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency II, thanked God for His protection over the victims.
“God stood by us day and night, we did not record any death.
“God increased us because we had over nine deliveries; we return all the glory to God Almighty because no man would have done it on his own.
“I want to sincerely thank the governor, who took charge of the situation in the state.
“We heard of instances in other states where the floods were so much that the governors abandoned the people and fled, leaving the citizens to sort out themselves.
“Gov. Diri stood by us; he went from community to community, provided shelter for the people and that’s what we are thanking God for today.
“We thank the governor; we pray that God will also send help to him at his point of need,” Ebiuwou said.
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