Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has bemoaned the havoc wreaked by flood that has ravaged many states across the country.
For weeks on end, Nigeria has been battling with devastating flood that’s killed hundreds and destroyed several properties.
The former President, who visited victims of the flood in Bayelsa state, said the situation is dire and depressing, he called for support for victims of the devastating flood.
in a statement released by his office on Thursday after he visited Otuoke, his community and other affected areas in Bayelsa State, he lamented that this year’s heavy flooding resulted in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in most affected states, adding that the situation required urgent action and collaboration by all stakeholders.
Jonathan noted that many states are now helpless, including Bayelsa, his home state with more than 70 per cent of its land area already submerged.
The former president said: “I sympathise with the victims of this year’s flood across many states of the federation who have lost loved ones and properties worth millions.
“The worsening humanitarian crisis in the affected states calls for urgent action and collaboration by all stakeholders.
“I am touched by the dire situation in some of the affected states, especially my home State Bayelsa where almost all the local government areas are submerged in water and the East-West Road section leading to the State has become impassable, creating scarcity of food and essential commodities.”
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