Flood: Delta to resettle displaced persons, says Okowa
As the flood that ravaged coastal communities in Delta State recedes, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has affirmed plans to resettle those who took shelter at different holding camps set up for displaced persons in the state.
Okowa, who paid an unscheduled visit to the camps in Patani, expressed satisfaction that the camp served its purpose of providing shelter for the flood victims, adding: “I am happy that those who are in the camps are happy and living as members of one family.
“For obvious reasons, we will not disclose our plans to resettle our people in their different communities, but I can tell you that is the next stage we are preparing seriously for, because the flood is receding.
“There is no complaint in the camp, the people are well catered for and those who are in the impacted communities but did not move to the camps are still receiving food items (except communities, such as Obetim in Ndokwa East Council, who were yet to get any form of relief). You heard the students confirm that they were always fed before resuming for class at 8am. That is very good, because the children are well engaged in educational activities while in the camp, so they will not loose much academically.” Chairman of Patani Local Government, Mr. Perez Omoun, had earlier conducted Okowa round the camp.