The Director – General, Bureau of Orientation, Delta State, Nigeria, Barr. Azuka Eugene Uzum, has said that the State Government has so far taken commendable steps in mitigating flood hazards as well as setting up committees to ensure that lives and properties of Deltans affected by the flood is taken into top priority.
Barr Uzum who spoke on the flood management, yesterday 22nd October, 2019 at this Office in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria at about 3.30pm while receiving some Media representatives led by Mr. Johnson Isimah, noted that the Delta State Government has so far taken commendable steps to cushion the effects of flooding on victims.
Uzum, who also is a member of the high- powered state flood committee headed by the secretary to the state Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie (Esq),was poised to enumerate the proactive measures being taken by the Government to cushion the negative impacts caused by flood, noted that about eleven camps have been set across the three senatorial district with special interest in areas that are of low land. e.g, the Ashaka and Kwale Axis, the Patani SO-Olutu Camp, the Ozoro Camp where we have two Camps on this Axis because of the nature of the terian of those Axis.
While further questions flew- in from the Journalists, the orientation boss said, ” As at today, we have over 18,000 persons been catered for by the State Government within the various Camps. To this extent, we have transportation committee, health committee, Environment Committee, Logistic committee, Education committee and so on to cater for the need of our people.
Continuing, he advised Deltans to give their support and cooperation to the government as the water is gradually receding while using the opportunityto say a big thank you to his Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for giving Governance a human face and most importantly for taking core cognisance of the urgent needs of Deltans.