Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday visited some of the communities affected by floods in Rivers and Bayelsa states in the country’s southern region.
The nation’s number two citizen condoled with the victims of the floods in the two oil-rich Niger Delta states.
And in his address, Osinbajo promised to resettle those displaced by the floods in Ahoada West area of Rivers where more than 71 communities have been submerged.
“The Federal Government will give all the support and all the succour that is necessary to ensure not only that you are as comfortable as possible in the circumstances here, but more importantly that you are resettled properly when in the next few weeks, by the grace of God, you are able to go back home,” he said.
The Vice President added that the Federal Government would work with the state government to restore their livelihoods in a few weeks.
He equally assured the flood victims of immediate intervention and long-term strategies to forestall any reoccurrence of the incident.
Professor Osinbajo also visited the camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Igbogene area of Bayelsa State.
He said, “It is our duty as government to ensure that we take care of the people,” he added.
“That’s why I am here to see first-hand what is going on so that we will understand the type and quality of response to take further.”
Professor Osinbajo also met with a woman who put to bed recently at the camp.