The rampaging flood that has devastated most parts of the country and almost the entire Bayelsa State has taken over the Otuoke residence of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in Ogbia Local Government Area of the State.
During his visit to the hometown of the former President to assess the situation on Friday, the Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri lamented the level of destruction caused by what he described as an “attack by natural disaster” on the livelihood of Bayelsans.
The Governor, who disclosed that Otuoke, which is the host community of a Federal University, had been submerged and most of the locals displaced, including Jonathan, 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 empathizing with Jonathan 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.
Diri, however, solicited the help of well-meaning Bayelsans, corporate organisations and the federal government to enable the State overcome the present unfortunate situation.