Residents of Samphino Road, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, are beginning to get signals of what they would face in the days to come, by the time the flood havoc shows up in full force.
On Wednesday, as a result of the down pour in Yenagoa, the road, as well as other streets were flooded, forcing residents to either remain indoors or swim their way through the flood waters.
Although, the state government has repeatedly assured that it would do its best to tackle the flood situation, even as it has called on the federal government to come to its aid. Flood has always displaced the residents whenever it occurs, making life very unbearable for the people.
An environmentalist, Morris Alagoa who spoke on the issue urged the Yenagoa City Council to collaborate with the state government in finding a solution, even if on a short term, in the interest of the residents.
He said “I am not unaware of the fact that the State government has upgraded some internal roads in recent times and some are still on-going. But, this Samphino Road is typical and, represents all such internal roads in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.”