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Bayelsa Govt Evicts 2012 Flood Victims from School

Some victims of the 2012 flooding in Bayelsa State, who are taking refuge in a school, have been evicted by the state government to enable students return to the school.
Hundreds of victims of the 2012 flood disaster took refuge in Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, (BDGS) Yenagoa, but after the flood receded many of them refused to leave.
They were joined by other homeless people, thereby making it impossible for the students of the BDGS to return to their schools for academic work.
After years of efforts to get the school back to its functional state, the state government announced over the weekend that academic activities would commence in the BDGS.
Students are expected back to school from Monday, October 31.
Having successful evicted all the illegal occupants of the school the students will now return to their school, having vacated the school for over four years to enable the state government accommodate victims of the flood.
The school occupies an enviable position amongst all secondary schools in the state, as the pioneer secondary school in the state and a school that has produced most of the respected leaders in the state.
Fears of flooding triggered by the prediction of NIMET is fading in Bayelsa
At the moment, fears of possible flooding in 2016 are fading, as sunshine beams on Bayelsans. This is fast restoring hope to the inhabitants of the state that they will not suffer unbearable hardship, as experienced in 2012 when 90 per cent of the land mass of the state was flooded after weeks of heavy rain.
With every break of dawn and a bright blue sky, Bayelsans now bask in the euphoria that the bleak flood rampage future, as anticipated by the 2016 NIMET predictions, would never be a reality.
The situation has brought relief to the State government, as the present administration had been brainstorming on how to effectively handle the situation, had the state experienced flooding, giving the economic realities and the inability of the state to pay its employees their full salaries.
Not much of the state’s finance will go into relief for flood victims this year, a situation that is quite different from what the Osun State government had experienced.
The State had spent huge amount of money tackling flooding that had ravaged communities and even led to the death of some persons

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