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Flooding: Rivers Govt Visits Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA With Relief Materials

The Rivers State Taskforce on the 2022 Flood Disaster Management, on the second day of carrying out it’s mandate of providing relief materials, support and succor to the victims of the ravaging flood in Rivers State, paid a visit to Erema primary school I and II, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, where Internally Displaced people were camped.

On arrival, the Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area, Hon. Vincent Job, introduced the people in the IDP Camp to members of the committee. He said the committee members were set up by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to see to the suffering of the affected people and bring succor to the challenges they’re faced with.

It was gathered that the IDP camp has a total of One Thousand Two Hundred people with few of them Sick…though medical treatments were given to them by the medical team of the committee on arrival.

Also, the committee went to Ndoni on a boat ride to see displaced persons and houses that has been submerged by flood. After accessing and taking photoshopped, they were taking to the IDP Camp close to River Niger where the inhabitants were camped on a sand filled area.

Speaking at the place, the committee Chairman, Dr. George Nwaeke, introduced members of the committee to the people in the Camp, he said the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in his magnanimity, has inaugurated them to provide relief materials and medical aid to cushion their suffering.

On her part, the Secretary of the committee, Barr. (Mrs.) Inime Aguma said the committee has a special concern for the women and children in the IDP camps and that the initiative of having a mobile Clinic was for them. She said the committee is in touch with the local government Chairmen, to provide Medical aid, food, shelter and their immediate evacuation from anywhere that is completely flooded.

Mr. Patrick, the Community Development Committee Chairman of Ndoni community, pleaded for the Federal government to also come to their aid.

Furthermore, Mr. Samuel, the Director General of Pension board Ndoni zone, commended the good gesture of His Excellency, Chief Barr Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, for the fund approval he has made to alleviate the sufferings and pain of Ndoni people.

Also speaking, the local government Chairman, Hon. Vincent Job, thanked the Executive Governor of Rivers State, for setting up the committee and promised the people that the committee will start bringing relief materials as soon as possible.

Afterwards, the committee visited Ibocha and Egbema community to ascertain the level of flood and devastation in the area.

In the same vein, the committee visited the Palace of His Eminence, Barr. Nwachukwu Nnam Obi III, The Oba of Ogba Land.

Speaking at the palace, the Chairman of the Rivers State Flood Management 2022, Dr. George Nwaeke, sympathised with the King and his subjects over the flood situation that has ravaged the area. He said His Excellency, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has inaugurated them to alleviate the sufferings and bring succour to the people of the area.

Responding, the King, Barr. Nwachukwu Nnam Obi III, thanked the Governor for his commitment and responding Briskly whilst he commended the committee for hitting the ground running.

Meanwhile, the King has promised to inaugurate some of his subjects who’re competent to work with Rivers State Government on flood Management for easy distribution of relief materials.

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