Reports have emerged that over 46 communities in Ughelli North and South Local Government Areas of Delta Central Senatorial District are currently under water following heavy rains which resulted in floods in the area.
Naija News reports that the Delta Central Senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Ede Dafinone said many families have been displaced with goods and properties worth several millions of Naira destroyed. In a statement signed by himself, Dafinone called on the Federal Government, the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Delta State Government, and other relevant stakeholders to come to the rescue of victims. According to him, all hands must be on deck to bring succor to affected victims. Dafinone, who asked victims of the flood disaster to relocate to safer places while waiting for the government’s intervention, said “I wish to commiserate with our people in Ughelli North and Ughelli South and other parts of Delta who are affected by the ravaging flood that has displaced a number of families and destroyed means of livelihood, my heart is with you at this trying moment. “I also want to use this medium to call on the authority of the National Emergency Management Agency, Delta State Government, and other relevant agencies to speed-up emergency operations and bring relief materials to affected victims.” In his statement, he listed the affected 41 communities in Ughelli South LGA including Ewu-Otor, Orere, Assah, Etefe, Olodiama, Omafuvwe, Edjekuo, Gbaregolo, Omosuomo (inland), Omosuomo (waterside), Okuama, Ogoda, Alagbabri, Ofrukama, Ososo-Urhie, Ekameta, Oyan, Arhavwarien, Okparebe and Olota. Other affected communities were Okpavuerhe-Olomu, Ophori-Olomu, Akperhe-Olomu, Oviri-Olomu, Umolo-Olomu, Agbon-Olomu, Aloba-Olomu, Ovwodokpokpor-Olomu, Ogoni-Olomu, Okpare-Olomu, Effurun-Otor, Otegbo, Egbo-Ideh, Otutuama, Okwagbe, Ekrokpe, Iwhrogun, Esaba, Ophorigbala, Otu-Jeremi, Erhuwaren and Obi-Ayagha. He added that in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Evwreni, Unenurhie, Uwherun Town, Ohoro and Agadama communities were also affected, with several farms, properties and other means of livelihood completely swept off by the flood, leaving the people devastated. “There is impending hunger in the affected communities. So, I want to appeal to corporate bodies, international agencies and well-meaning Deltans to rally support in the form of food items and other materials for the affected victims and communities to cushion the effect of the flood. While we await these interventions, I also urge our people in the affected flood plane to move upland and to safe places,” he added.
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