Home Politics Flood Displaces 5,000 In Anambra – Gov Obiano

Flood Displaces 5,000 In Anambra – Gov Obiano

Listen to article

No fewer than 5,000 persons have been displaced from their homes in Anambra, Governor Willie Obiano has stated.

He also said four of the 21 council areas of the state have been taken over by floods.

Disclosing these to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, Obiano said he had sought Federal Government’s assistance in helping the affected.

The Governor said he briefed Buhari on the level of works going on at the Second Niger Bridge, saying works had recently slowed down on the construction work, owing to the rising level of the water.

Read Also: ‘GIS’ Is My Innovative Mantra For Anambra Land Issues – Enemali

 

According to him: ‘Four of my local governments, that is four out of 21, are under water now as we speak because of this flood and it affected a lot of things, properties which include farm produce and what have you.’

‘So, I called on Mr. President to assist us at this very crucial time being a COVID time and now, the flood we are experiencing this time around is like 2012 which is terrible. So, he promised to do something immediately.’

‘We have over 5,000 people displaced and we already prepared some receptacles where received the displaced people.’

‘But they will need help now and also need help when the water is receding because they lost their properties, which majorly including their produce nor harvested before this flood creeped in.’

‘I believe Mr. President will be able to assist us to be able to support these families that have been displaced in this manner’, he said.

Speaking on the developments around the ongoing Second Niger Bridge project, the Governor said: ‘I did also apprise him on the progress so far made on the second Niger Bridge. If you watch from their side, you will see that almost half of that bridge has been done.’

‘But because the water level is very high, the contractor working in that bridge requires some equipment which they’ve already purchased long ago sitting in Germany and requires some support from Central Bank to be able to bring in those equipment. I did mention that to him and the President noted that and said he will do something about that.’

 

THE EASTERN UPDATES

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

God Has Assured Me Of Anambra Guber Race – Moghalu

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu on Saturday gave reasons why he was eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra...

Buhari Should Honour Reps’ Summons – Ohanaeze, Afenifere, NCF

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo so­cio-cultural organisation; Pan-Yoru­ba socio-political organi­sation, Afenifere; National Consultative Front (NCF), and Prince Tony Momoh, chief­tain of the All Progressives...

Nutrition: Enugu Govt Establishes 3 CMAM Centres

The Enugu State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has established three Centres...

INEC Moves Imo North Bye-Election Collation To Owerri

  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said its headquarters in Owerri will be used for the collation and declaration of results for the 5 Dec....

Recent Comments