Bayelsa State Government , on Saturday, commenced distribution of relief materials to victims of flood – ravaged communities in the eight local government areas of the state .
Governor Douye Diri’ s was represented by the Secretary to the State Government , Konbowei Benson, during the distribution .
He noted that the distribution was the government ’ s own way of cushioning the negative impact of flooding on the people .
He said the government was not unaware of the devastating effects of the annual natural disaster on farmlands and the untold hardship on farmers , adding that the distribution would be devoid of party interests .
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Diri urged those responsible for supervising the distribution to reach out to internally displaced persons , the elderly and those whose property were damaged by the flood .
On ground to receive the items for onward distribution to their areas were the chairmen of Kolokuma / Opokuma local government area , Dengiye Ubarogu , and his Sagbama counterpart , Embeleakpo Alali .
Speaking with journalists , Ubarugu and Alali both thanked Diri for coming to the aid of the victims , who they said were gradually recovering from the disaster .
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