By Joel Grandball,
Relief materials worth over N6 million have been donated to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Uwheru, Ohoror and Agadama communities in Ughelli North local Government Area of Delta State by the senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Items donated to the IDPs are, Rice, Garri, Groundnut Oil, Noodles, Tomatoes, Soaps, Detergents, Biscuits, Pampers, Slippers, Cartons of Ice-fish, Shaving sticks, Vaseline Jellies and others.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director General, Agege Campaign Organisation, at the state treasurer of the All Progrssives, Congress, APC, Mr. Chuks Erhire said, “We are here today in respect of the distress call from our people in Uwheru, Ohoro, Agadama and other communities that have been sacked by flood from their homes.
“The flood has been a major challenge across the senatorial district and the senator has being going around to meet with people to find out their needs before and bringing in the necessary relief material to alleviate their suffering in their various IDP camps.
According to him, “The items donated worth over N6m, aside others that have been donated to Ophorigbala, Otutuama, Omosomo and other communities in Ughelli South that was majorly affected which we cannot access in the senatorial district without the public knowing.
“We have gone to the camp that was provided by the State Emergency
Management Agency, SEMA, at Uwheru, and now we are at Ohoror, and Agadama communities to donate relief materials as a result of the flood that sacks them from their homes and farmlands.
“The major thing is, the natural canals in these communities have been silted and blocked which has made the flooding to be unavoidable to some extent and all they need to do is just a slight minor dredging and the water will follow the natural channels and canals.
The senator said, “We will work with National Emergency Committee and
of course the Ecological Fund to ensure that all necessary measures are been put in place so that the flood will not occur in this way next time.
While assuring the inmates of his continuous support to them, Omo-Agege disclosed that he will come back for need assessment on all that were sacked by the flood because they have lost properties, and farmlands.
“We will support them to resettle in their communities again when the flood resides and to do so, we have to assess their lost and mobilized them to settle back in their communities”.
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