CIVIL Liberties Organisation (CLO) has appealed to the federal government to support the victims of devastating floods raging in some Anambra communities.
The communities are located mainly in Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru and Awka South five local government areas where, the group said, more than 30,000 persons and destroyed many farmlands, crops, schools, hospitals and houses.
This is contained in a statement entitled Matter of Urgent Public Importance that was issued in Enugu, today.
The statement was jointly signed by chairman and secretary of the organisation, Vincent Ezekwueme and Chidi Mbah, respectively.
“Federal government should kindly dispatch palliatives and relief materials to the victims and their families. We commend the state government, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Anambra State Emergency Management Agency and individuals for their support for victims while we extol the on-the-spot assessment of flood-ravaged areas by NEMA, SEMA and government officials to enable the government to know the extent of damage and proffer immediate and permanent solution to the menace,” the group said.
Specifically commending government for recently constructing 13 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, CLO called for immediate and urgent evacuation of displaced families to the IDP camps to save lives and give hope and assistance to the victims.
“Government should devise a means of continuous education for the children of victims of devastating Floods that had submerged many houses. We equally seek for more help from NEMA, SEMA, political officers from affected local governments, public-spirited individuals and stakeholders to work assiduously and contribute immensely towards ameliorating the pathetic problems of victims of flood disaster,” they said.