Flood: The Road Linking To Bayelsa University Broken Into 3 Parts

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As rampaging flood continues to wreak havoc in Yenagoa and other communities in the country, Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has urged the Federal Government to declare national emergency on flooding not only in the state but in other parts of the country.

Diri made the call at an emergency security council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa. He said the meeting was called to brainstorm with security agencies to assess the situation and seek ways to mitigate the impact of the disaster.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, yesterday, quoted the governor as lamenting the magnitude of this year’s flooding, which he noted had surpassed that of 2012.

The statement quoted the governor as saying: “This year’s flooding has surpassed that of 2012, which is the highest we have witnessed so far. It has become a security emergency.

It is said that flooding had severely impacted communities, homes and road infrastructure, cutting off the state from neighbouring states of Rivers and Delta.

It also said as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called off its strike; but as universities are reopening, their own state university cannot open because the only road linking the university has been broken into three parts.

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