The member Representing Aniocha South Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Angela Nwaka has called on the Federal Government and International Community to assist the state government in the the onerous challenges caused by rampaging flood in the state.
Speaking when she visited victims of the natural disaster in her constituency who are presently accommodated at the Ewulu Grammar School, Ewulu, Hon. Nwaka expressed worry that the flood has continued to rise thereby displacing more people from their various communities .
The Lawmaker said the situation calls for serious concern towards ameliorating the plight of the victims, even as she commended the State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for taking proactive measures in ensuring that flood victims are properly catered for across the state by providing necessary facilities and logistics.
Hon. Nwaka who presented food items including bags of rice, beans, some tubers of yam, palm oil among others urged the victims to maintain high hygiene despite the fact that that they have been displaced from the comfort of their homes in order to avoid the outbreak of an epidemic.
She noted that the flood situation was overwhelming hence the need for prompt intervention from the Federal Government and international community adding that the concerted efforts of stakeholders would definitely assuage the plights of the victims which is temporary.
Hon. Nwaka who is the Chairman House Committee on Education interacted with some of the flood victims and assured them that efforts would be made to ensure their well-being at the holding camp.
The lawmaker who expressed shock at the volume of the flood which had continued to rise daily noted that the only access road leading to Ewulu community have been submerged by flood as residents were seen using canoes to get into the community.
The Traditional ruler of Ewulu kingdom, Obi Godwin Onyeweuwa described the flood as devastating stressing that the people have been displaced from their community and means of livelihood.
He decried the deplorable state of the road leading to the community and appealed to the state government to construct the road.
The representative of the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Mrs Florence Ukwata said the camp presently had over eight hundred persons and commended Hon Angela Nwaka for providing food items for the victims, saying that it would compliment the effort of the state government.
The Chairman of Aniocha South Local government Council, Chief Isaac Anwuzia represented by the Secretary to the Council, Hon. Ikechukwu Nwabuokei said electricity and security have been provided in the camp in order to provided some level of comfort for the flood displaced persons adding that the Council would continue to provide support to the people.
Others who spoke thanked the State government and Hon. Angela Nwaka for their support stressing that their effort had cushioned their plight.