The Delta state orientation bureau Director General (DG), Barr. Eugene Azuka Uzum, has informed Deltans, that the risen water level which covered the dry land in some parts of the state resulting to the loss of Houses, crops, jobs ( farming/ fishing), hunger and viable economic activities was well mitigated by the Okowa led administration.
The DG, made this known to Deltans, during the weekly Radio programme tagged ”Wetin Government Dey Do”, which is an orientation programme with Delta Broadcasting Service DBS, Asaba.
Barrister Uzum who was represented by the public Relations Officer ( PRO), Mr Johnson Ebegide, and his New Media aide (Moses Obiemeke), kept Deltans abreast of the proactive measures taken by the state Government in addressing the hazardous effects of the flood as predicted by NiMet.
They told Deltans that Governor Okowa employed sensitisation strategy, in telling Deltans on the need to be at alert for safety of their lives and properties which the Government takes with high premium.
The duo were poised to point out that over 18000 persons in the established eleven (11) camps for the internally displaced persons(IDPs), across the three senatorial districts, with Patani IDPs camp having 5’228,Emede camp, 2,842,Alaka camp 2,756(2-camps), Ashaka 1’686, Utagbe-Ogbe 1650,and Ewulu with 1,772 persons amongst others, are being catered for by the state Government.
They were so appreciative to agencies like NGOs and private individuals who have being showing concern in one way, or the other to the flood victims and called on all stakeholders to continue to support the Government efforts in the provisions of good welfare for the victims. Johnson Egbigide added that the camps are well organized, level of hygiene is high, and that Government is on the move in seeing the need to setting up permanent camps due to reoccurrence of flooding.
On his part, Moses Obiemeke in his message to the masses appealed to them to always listen to the voice of Government that has the responsibility of putting good policies and programmes to better their lives.
They both thank all Deltans for their support to the Governor and his interministerial committee on flood led by the secretary to the state Barrister Chiedu Ebie for their committment thus far in the discharge of the mandate given to them which is yielding good results in the lives of the victims.