17th September, 2012
Rep Tasks FG on Help for Anambra Flood Victims
Published By: PM NEWS Live
Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, who is representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency , Anambra State, in the House of Representatives, has described the recent devastating flood that ravaged the constituency as a grave disaster of monstrous nature.
Ogene, who bemoaned the destructive effect of the enormous flood that literarily washed away several communities in the constituency, in a statement issued in his office in Abuja, on Monday, 17, September, 2012, called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies, to urgently come to the aid of the affected areas, who he said have lost everything they have laboured for. The affected communities include, Ossamala, Atani, Odekpe, Obeagwe, Ogwu-Ikpele,Ochuche Umuodu, Akili Ogidi, Ogwu Aniocha, Akili Ozizor and several others.
According to the lawmaker, who is also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee, Media and Public Affairs, “the hapless victims of the Ogbaru flood, who are predominantly farmers, have lost not only their crops, farmlands, houses and other properties but also, their only source of livelihood, as the flood washed away all they have toiled for: “I call on NEMA and other relevant agencies to, as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of these victims in the areas of relief materials, healthcare and evacuation, as they are in dire need of assistance, especially as there is also an obvious danger of outbreak of epidemic in the area as a result of polluted drinking water in the disaster zone”.
This appeal, he said, became necessary because “according to meteorological warning, there is a likelihood of a repeat incident in the coming days.”
He also commended Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, “for his prompt response and visit to Ogbaru LGA after the incident to assess the extent of destruction in the area”, while urging him, “to keep up his responsive governance.”