Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Victor Ogene, Monday urged the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant government agencies to come to the aid of the people of Ogbaru and other neighbouring communities in Anambra State following a flood disaster that hit the area.
Ogene, who represents Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, described the recent flood that ravaged the constituency as a grave disaster that has left thousands of people displaced and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
The flood, Ogene said, washed away several communities in the constituency.
The affected communities include, Ossomala, Atani, Odekpe, Obeagwe, Ogwu-Ikpele,Ochuche Umuodu, Akili Ogidi, Ogwu Aniocha, Akili Ozizor and several others.
According to the lawmaker, “the hapless victims of the Ogbaru flood, who are predominantly farmers, have lost not only their crops, farmlands, houses and other properties but also, their only source of livelihood, as the flood washed away all they have”
He called on NEMA and other relevant agencies to, as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of these victims by providing them with relief materials and evacuating the homeless to safer areas.