Bayelsa Closes Schools Over Flooding


The governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri ordered the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools across the state following the devastation caused by the flood.

Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary made this known in a statement, saying the directive takes effect from Monday, October 19.

Diri said the decision was taken to avert further danger to lives.

He gave the directive after leading a team of his cabinet members and other government officials on an on-the-spot visit to some of the flooded communities in Yenagoa and Southern Ijaw local government areas at the weekend.

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The Governor, who lamented the devastating effect of the flooding on the people and communities, said his administration would not abandon them at this time of need.

He stated as a concerned government, palliatives would be sent to victims of the disaster as a temporary measure.

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