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Bayelsa sent a save our soul appeal to FG as flood ravages East-west road

East-West road

People in Bayelsa State have sent a save our soul appeal to the federal government to carry out temporary remediation works on failed portion of the East-west destroyed by ravaging flood, to ease the uphill challenge of bringing food items and critical supplies into the state.

Currently cut off from the rest of Nigeria by land, Bayelsa is facing a food shortage problem which has forced the price of items to skyrocket in the various marketplaces.

Raging floods from the overflowing Benue and Niger rivers have disconnected Bayelsa State by land at the Patani Axis of the East-West Road in Delta State and Ahoada in Rivers.

Following the inability of supplies to be delivered to the state price of food and another basic item has soared, compounding the problems of many who are trying to survive under harsh realities occasioned by the flood.

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At the Swali market in Yenagoa, some traders and buyers aired their frustrations.

Faced with a tough situation, citizens urge the state and Federal Government to come up with a temporary solution, alongside providing relief materials to those affected.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa state government has rolled out 450 million. naira relief package for flood victims and hopes to get support from other bodies to tackle the situation it describes as a humanitarian crisis.

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