The Bayelsa State government has officially closed all the Internally displaced persons camps in the state capital, Yenagoa and others which was set up to cater for victims of this year’s flood disaster.
PICTORIALS: E/W Road – Freedom at Last! Commuters Express Relief as Flood Recedes
Camp Commandant of the largest IDP camp located at the Oxbow lake pavilion, Mrs Ebiowou Koku-Obiyai explained that the camp had over twelve thousand persons who were fed and taken care for 28 days of camping.
She expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost within the period and there was no epidemic in the camp.
She also commended Governor Douye Diri for his show of empathy and compassion in managing the affairs of the camps.
However some victims lamented on the early closure of the camp saying the flood had not properly receded in some parts of the state.
They appealed to the state government to assist them with food items and funds to enable them begin their lives as they return home as many of them had lost their source of livelihood to the devastating effect of the floods.
They also appealed to the state government to address the issues that caused the heavy floods so that they would not suffer the same fate next year.