Flood: GIG Logistics Suspends Service to Yenagoa

October 26, 2022
GIG Logistics

By Adedapo Adesanya

Many businesses are expected to feel the impact of Nigeria’s flood crisis, and key among these are operators in the logistics space.

In a notice to its customers, one of the country’s major operators, GIG Logistics, announced that it would no longer be able to make deliveries to Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, as the flood has made the state inaccessible.

The company noted, “This is to inform you that Yenagoa is no longer accessible due to the ongoing flooding in the southern region.

“As a result, we will not be able to deliver items to and from Yenagoa until the city becomes accessible again.

“We deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused.

“Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.”

States across the country have been ravaged by flood in what has been regarded as one of the heaviest crises in a decade.

However, analysts note that the level of damages and displacements caused by floods in Bayelsa in 2022 far exceeded that of 2012.

Among the worst affected areas in the state are Biseni, Tombia-Ekpetiama, Tombia-Amassoma Road, Akenfa, Akenpai, Igbogene and Swali, all in Yenagoa Local Government Area, as well as Kaiama, Odi, Otuoke, and Ogbia communities.

Others include Agbere, Odoni, Bulu-Oria, Agoro and Sagbama.

Floods have hit parts of Nigeria in the last two months. Some of the affected states are Kogi, Benue, Ebonyi, Anambra, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Imo, Abia, Edo, Delta, Kogi Plateau and parts of Abuja.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said about 2.5 million persons were affected and over 603 persons killed by the flooding in the country.

Leadership Newspaper recently reported that the restrictions on the inter-state movement of goods and services by the ravaging flood across Nigeria led to a sudden hike in prices of staple food and petroleum products in Yenagoa.

The newspaper revealed that affected items are sachet water which residents depend on due to the absence of potable water, grains and food condiments, among others.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

1 Comment

  1. Concerning this, how about people who already have pending deliveries to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
    Like me, I have some goods still I’m transit since on the 25th of October

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