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LP candidate tasks NEMA, SEMA on flood disaster in Anambra

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
28 September 2022   |   5:40 am
The Labour Party (LP) candidate for House of Representatives in Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra State, Victor Ogene, has cried out to the National Emergency Management Agency ...

This aerial view shows local residents crossing the Numan bridge while driving to a safer grounds on September 25, 2022 away from the rising waters in Numan Community of Adamawa State – North East Nigeria. – Across West and central Africa devastating floods are ravaging farmland, destroying crops and forcing tens of thousands of people to abandon their homes. (Photo by Radeno Haniel / AFP)

The Labour Party (LP) candidate for House of Representatives in Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra State, Victor Ogene, has cried out to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for quick intervention to the people of Ogbaru Council of the state, over recent flood disaster in the area.

Ogene told newsmen, yesterday, that farms, homes and other businesses, in Ogbaru, have been submerged by flood, leaving many people devastated and hopeless over the situation.

He described the situation as pathetic after visiting the area, saying: “It is a terrible sight in Ogbaru as a result of the flood disaster. The human and environmental conditions there are pathetic and require urgent action from government to alleviate the sufferings of victims, most of who have lost their belongings to the flood disaster.

“The victims urgently need relief materials and other assistance from government and its agencies, including NEMA and SEMA. I am appealing to these agencies to rise up to their responsibility and bring urgent succour to the people of Ogbaru. We need to avert the outbreak of health challenges associated with such incident.”

“I also call on the state government to liaise with the Transition Committee Chairman, Paschal Aniegbuna, and Presidents General of Ogbaru communities, to coordinate relief efforts to ensure that they are prudently and transparently distributed in the best interest of victims.

“Most of them urgently need food, clothing materials, beddings, medical supplies and shelter.”