The conventional leader of Tungbo town in the Sagbama Neighborhood Government Area of Bayelsa State, Amos Poubinafa, presently dozes in his vehicle as floods have sacked him from his royal residence.
“I have been resting in my Toyota Sienna for a long time since the flood desolated the royal residence.
“It arrived at the knee level and made the royal residence dreadful,” Mr Poubinafa, a resigned maritime officer, told the News Organization of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Tungbo.
“The vehicle is the main safe spot for me; the whole structure is overwhelmed and there is no more secure spot for me to rest.
“My family has been moved to Yenagoa. As the Commander ready (conventional ruler) this vessel, I can’t forsake my subjects to look for elective homestead outside the town.
“By my experience as a maritime officer, I’m not supposed to leave the team I’m driving in my vessel. I’m supposed to be the lone survivor,” he said.
Mr Poubinafa likewise let NAN know that he equally experienced in the surges of 2012 as he was unable to leave his subjects and migrate and that the circumstance is more awful in 2022.
He engaged the National Crisis The board Office, the Bayelsa Crisis The executives Organization, and other benevolent people to help flood casualties in Tungbo town.
He additionally called on the Federal Government to develop dams and dig Streams Niger and Benue to end lasting flooding in pieces of the country.
Tungbo community is host to the Federal Science and Specialized School, a co-instructive school established in 2002, which is on Sagbama-Tungbo Street.
Mr Poubinafa resigned from the Nigerian Naval force as a lieutenant leader in 2002 preceding he turned into the principal leader of his community.