Ndokwa community decries flooding
• Corporate Nigeria tasked on Benue flood victims
The riverine communities in Ndokwa area of Delta State have decried the perennial flooding ravaging the area. A representative of the community, Ifeanyichukwu Ogirika, noted that the community is almost cut off from the neighbouring towns due to the recurring flood. He, therefore, urged the Delta State government to live up to its creed and find a lasting solution to the problem.
“The flood is now here with us. Our houses are being taken over by terrible flood. Abala Oshimili is the first community along the River Niger in Ndokwa East Local Council when coming from the northern part of the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, a constitutional lawyer, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN) has called on corporate Nigeria and humanitarian organisations to come to the aid of Benue indigenes whose homes were ravaged by the recent flood that displaced more than 110,000 people.
The lawyer in a statement said the disaster is beyond the capacity of what the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) can handle. He also appealed to the international community to render assistance to victims of the flood who are in dire straits.
His words: “The magnitude of the disaster is enormous, such that the state government cannot solely bring respite to the victims. This is why corporate organisations like Dangote and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should rise to the occasion by extending their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to the displaced persons, some of whom have lost everything to the disaster.”
Hon commended the president for his intervention in directing NEMA to rescue distressed victims, but urged rescue agencies to perform without waiting for presidential directives, especially when human life is imperiled.
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