ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Tony Collins Nwabunwannehas continued the visit to holding camps for flood victims in the state with the latest being the ones at Onitsha and Umueri.
Going round the temporary shelter at Crowther Memorial Primary School, Onitsha, Mr Nwabunwanne who commended the TC chairman of Anambra West, Felix Ikechi and the camp manager who were on ground during the visit for their efforts so far , tasked them to fix other necessities that would make the camp more suitable for the people displaced by flood.
Addressing the displaced persons, the commissioner said: “Umunnem, I feel your pains. It is not easy for one to vacate his home to a place like this. But you don’t have to worry much because the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo knows that you are here and he is making serious efforts to ensure that you would not lack any of the basic necessities of life during your stay here. We will be coming from time to time to see how things are going here”.
Reacting on behalf of the IDPs, Onwuadi Emmanuel, a native of Igbokenyi in Anambra West thanked the commissioner and informed him that a lot of people from various communities in Anambra West will continue to arrive the camp . He equally pleaded for aids from the government.
In the company of the member, representing Anambra West in the state House of Assembly, Patrick Udoba, the commissioner visited the flood displaced persons at Umueri Flood IDP Camp, Anambra East L.G.A.
In a brief interaction with the camp managers, MrsMurronNwakasi and Mr Okafor Ekwenze and some of the campers, the commissioner, who sympathised with the flood victims emphasised that the visit was to examine the condition of the facility and ascertain the basic needs of the campers.
Responding to the issue of having fewer mattresses at the camp earlier raised, the commissioner, assured them that the state government will provide them with more foams before the day runs out.
Going further, he encouraged them to make use of the treated mosquito nets given to them before now.
In the same vein Patrick Udoba sympathised with the people and charged the managers of the camp to make honest use of all the resources that were provided to the camp by the state government.
Earlier in their reports, the managers of the camp complained that though they have enough food items in stock, they don’t have enough foams.
This, according to them, is because more people joined the camp and they are still expecting others since the flood is still on increase.