MANY communities in four local government areas in Anambra State were recently submerged in flood.
Gov. Willie Obiano stated this yesterday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja. He also solicited the president’s assistance in tackling flood in the state.
According the governor, the four local governments are under water now because of flood with a lot of things, which include farm produce, destroyed.
“So, I called on Mr President to assist us at this very crucial time being a COVID-19 time. The flood we are experiencing this time is like that of 2012, which is terrible. So, he promised to do something immediately,” Gov. Obiano said.
On the extent of damage caused by flood in the affected councils, Obiano said many people were displaced, houses destroyed and crops washed away.
“We have over 5,000 people displaced and we already prepared some receptacles where we received the displaced people. I believe Mr President will be able to assist us to be able to support these families that have been displaced in this manner,” he continued.