The Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Inter-Party
Relations, Senator Ben Ndi Obi has donated assorted relief materials,
foodstuffs and other gift items to the Anambra state Emergency
Management Agency (SEMA) for onward transmission and distribution to
all the camps for the flood disaster victims in the state.
The presidential aide also expressed deep worry over anticipated
resettlement challenges that would arise when the flood eventually
He equally commended the Anambra state government’s efforts so to
contain the challenges of resettling the displaced families and their
Senator Obi who stormed the SEMA headquarters in Awka along with some
of his avid supporters was received by the members of the state Relief
Fund committee led by the chairman and Secretary to the State
Government (SSG), Chief Oseloka Obaze.
He said that if the after-effect of the flood, resettlement and
rehabilitation of the affected communities and persons were not
properly tackled an epidemic could break out. He therefore appealed to
citizens of the state to put aside political differences so as to work
collectively in the interest of the flood victims.
The SSG said the camps have been well managed so far, admitting the
flood disaster has been unprecedented and only comparable to the war
He admitted that the rehabilitation would be more challenging and
tasking, hence needs more funds and assistance from the citizens,
pointing out that the N500million donation by the Federal Government
was a fraction of the anticipated funds required for the
rehabilitation. He therefore appealed for more assistance and
donations form all.
Obaze confirmed that the water is already receding fast and the
rehabilitation moves were already being articulated.