ANAMBRA State Governor, Willie Obiano, has called on the federal government to come to the state’s aid in her frantic efforts to save endangered communities from devastating flooding and worsening environmental crises.
Gov. Obiano made the call when he visited flood-sacked communities. During his tour, he assessed the impact of recent flooding in Anambra East and West, as well as Ogbaru Local Government Councils of the state.
Speaking with newsmen during the tour, the governor explained that Anambra cannot tackle the menace of flooding in the state alone, given the extent of damage, especially in provision of emergency items of sustenance for the internally displaced.
Gov. Obiano also noted that though the flood has receded with about one foot when compared to last month, Ministry of Environment and other agencies saddled with the responsibility of flood will come to the aid of those affected who are predominantly farmers.
He, however, regretted that this year’s flooding rendered thousands of people homeless apart from submerging farmlands.
Gov. Obiano was acompanied by Director of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Paul Odenigbo and heads of security agencies in Anambra .
In his address, Odenigbo explained that federal government has already sent a team to take record of the displaced persons and submerged farm lands among others to enable it provide succour to victims.