Government has formally closed the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at the Ox-bow lake.
The law-maker representing Yenagoa Constituency II in the State House of Assembly and Coordinator of the IDP camp, Hon. Ebiwou Koku-Obiyai stated this at a brief ceremony to mark the formal closure of the IDP camp.
Hon. Koku-Obiyai thanked Senator Douye Diri and other well-meaning individuals and organisations for the support and provision of relief materials for the smooth running of the camp for the past 28 days.
The honourable member who thanked the medical team and other volunteers who provided humanitarian services at the camp said the state government also paid medical bills for pregnant women who delivered in the camp.
Hon. Koku-Obiyai encouraged the flood victims never to despair as government has a post flood management program to reach out to all impacted by the flood in order to ameliorate their suffering.
A brief thanksgiving Service was earlier held in the camp by the victims to appreciate the faithfulness of God.
The Vice Chairman of CAN Bayelsa Chapter, Dr. Samuel Abili charged the victims from the word of God in Isaiah 43:1-2 and Genesis 9:10-15 not to be afraid but persevere, assuring that God has a Covenant with his children never to destroy the earth again with flood. He urged the victims to always remember God in every affairs of their life.
Prayers were also offered for the government and people of the State.