–Government Relocates Victims to Schools, calls for Federal Intervention
Hundreds of communities in Delta State situated on the bank of the River Niger have been sacked by the flood that is ravaging the country even as the State Government has started to relocate displaced persons to public schools.
Prof. Amos Utuama, SAN, who is chairman of the State Government’s Special Emergency Committee on Flood Disaster Management described the disaster as overwhelming and has called for the intervention of the relevant federal agencies.
Communities in over seven local government areas of the state, including Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Ndokwa East, Ughelli South, Bomadi, Burutu, Isoko South have been sacked by the flood.
Among some of the affected communities are Asaba, the State capital, Anwai, Illah, Okwagbe, Uzere, Aviara, Abari, Burutu, Bomadi, Okpai, Aboh, Abala- Oshimili, Abala-Uno, Oko.
Thousands of households have been accordingly displaced by the flood in the affected areas with lives also said to have been lost .
But the State Government’s Committee raised to tackle the flood has succeed in relocating some displaced persons around Asaba to the St. Patrick’s College where they are been sheltered and provided with food and other basic necessities.
Utuama whose committee has been going round the affected communities lamenting the extent of devastation, described the disaster as overwhelming and beyond the capacity of the state government.
He called on the Federal Government and its relevant agencies to come to the aid of the state government in providing immediate, medium and long term solution to the flood.
Government should interveal on this issue to protect the life of people