Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has appealed to the Federal Government, organized private sector and individuals to urgently come to the rescue of victims of flooding in the state with relief materials.
Governor Okowa, who cried out during a resent visit to one of the Holding Camps in the staté, disclosed that he has observed that welfare packages for the victims have become unpredictably high due to increase in the number of people seeking refuge at the various Holding Camps across the state.
“We have been to several camps and you can see that members of the flood committee are working round the clock; in this camp, we have more than 1, 500 people and there are several camps set up in this area because, out of the 16 communities, 11 are under water which is a sad situation.
“Every other town that I have visited, the Holding Camps are in one school or the other but the schools in this area have been submerged; the water may take time to recede, I just hope the Federal Government will urgently intervene to complement what we are doing as a state.
“I must thank all Deltans who are touched and have donated one relief material or the other to assist the victims of the flood and I call on the organised private sector and individuals to please, if you have an extra, come to the aide of these victims,” he appealed”, Governor Okowa said.
The Governor who recently dissolved one of the Committees set up to run Holding Camps for victims of flood over poor welfare situation warned officials that the welfare of the displaced persons should not be compromised.
Okowa had earlier ordered the State’s flood Management committee to move into impacted communities and evacuate people who are yet to relocate to camps established for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
According to the governor, “this is an emergency situation, move the buses to the communities, use speed boats where necessary and comb all the impacted communities, bring out any of our persons remaining in those communities to the IDP camps.”