More than 3,000 students and staff of the Atani Campus of the Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State, have been displaced by flooding arising from the overflowing of the River Niger. Ten offices and 15 classrooms were totally submerged after the downpour of Thursday night, the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Mr. Obini Onuchukwu, said on Friday.
“Documents and other equipment of the institution were lost. Our students are currently being evacuated by the school authority to safe areas awaiting emergency relief from the government,” he said. Onuchukwu said the management was contemplating closing down the campus in view of the development, which did not seem to be abating. He said the institution was in dire need of support and assistance from relief agencies.