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Flood: Soludo Cries Out To FG, Individuals, Agencies For Help

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The Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has sought the support of governments at all levels, agencies, and individuals to tackle flooding currently ravaging some parts of the country, including the state.

Soludo pointed out that the flood water emanated and surged from Cameroon, asking the Federal Government to dialogue with the government of Cameroon with a view to proffering lasting solutions.

He made the call on Thursday when he visited the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps set up for flood victims in Onitsha North Local Government Area, while also receiving displaced persons from Anambra West and IDP camps at Umuoba Anam and Ekpe Nneyi, Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area.

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The governor called for support to help alleviate the hardship faced by people displaced by the flooding across the country at large and Anambra State in particular.

He said, ‘Anambra State Government is doing everything possible to alleviate the sufferings of the people. They need support now and afterwards because their houses, properties, and farmlands are submerged under water. I am worried that they will have to start life afresh.

‘We are receiving people from Delta State to join the IDP Camp in Onitsha North. Today alone, over 400 displaced persons have reported here.’

In a related, the Bayelsa State Government has announced the constitution of a task force to mitigate the impact of flooding in the state.

According to a statement on Thursday, the task force was set up during the weekly State Executive Council meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on Wednesday.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Iselema Gbaranbiri, told journalists that he would chair the committee which had his counterparts from the Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, Health, Lands, Housing and Urban Development as well as the commissioners representing the three senatorial districts and the State Emergency Management Agency as members.

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