Governor Douye Diri has approved a one-week break for civil servants in Bayelsa state except those on essential duties.
So far, one million residents have been displaced by the ravaging floods, indicating that the worrisome phenomenon has created a humanitarian crisis beyond the capacity of the state.
The governor announced these in a radio broadcast today.
He regretted that the state teaching hospital and two state-owned universities have been forced by the floods to shut down.
Diri empathised with the people and saluted their courageous disposition as they grapple with the natural disaster.
Meanwhile, the governor appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assist the state with grants from the ecological funds, adding that the sole access to the East-West road has been cut off on several points making road transport to Bayelsa impossible.