The Bayelsa Government says it is set to commence the distribution of cement to victims of last year’s flood disaster.
Chief Francis Doukpola, the Chairman of the state Post-Flood Management Committee, made this known at a meeting with chairmen of local government areas in Yenagoa.
According to him, the gesture is geared toward assisting victims whose mud houses were affected by the flood to rebuild their homes.
He explained that the exercise would be done in phases within the coming weeks in view of the commencement of the rainy season.
The chairman said that the meeting was intended to seek the assistance of the local council chairmen and traditional institutions to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
Doukpola mandated the council chairmen to supervise the distribution of the cement to beneficiaries at the community level.
He said that the first phase of the distribution would go to 50 per cent of the flood affected victims in each of the communities across the state.
According to him, every affected community will get 400 bags of cement to assist especially widows, the aged and other vulnerable persons whose mud houses were destroyed by the flood.
He used the opportunity to call on traditional rulers and youth leaders in the communities to cooperate with the council chairmen to ensure fair and smooth distribution of the relief materials.