Udughan raises alarm: 2018 flooding may be worse than flood of 2012
Former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has said the flooding currently rocking various parts of the State, and the country might be worse than that of 2012 when he was governor.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Uduaghan stated this on Friday while also calling on well meaning Deltans, Nigerians and international agencies to assist with the rehabilitation of the persons who have been displaced by the flooding.
“I visited some of the flooded areas in Delta today. From my observation, this may be worse than 2012. Water levels are still rising. Camps have been set up by various arms of government. camp population very acceptable; not over crowded,” he stated.
The former Delta state governor and Senate hopeful noted that “Some of the affected victims have refused to move into the camps for various reasons, which includes emotional attachment to their homes, still harvesting their farm produce, especially cassava, no ‘transportation’ (the easiest excuse, but may not be true) etc”.
“I want to plead with well meaning Deltans, Nigerians and International Agencies to assist with the rehabilitation of the IDPs. Nothing is too small to assist with. Identify an IDP, send something as an individual or as a group, viz, clubs, old students associations, organisations and societies. Give emotional and Psychological support.
“If God has blessed you and your community is flooded, please go and help your people. Help to move them to IDPs. They need you.
“Our religious leaders should please mobilise their members to assist in one way or the other. Medical associations must find a way of assisting. The situation is serious and we must all act and act fast too,” Uduaghan stated.