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Flooding: CLO calls for FG’s intervention in five LGs in Anambra

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has appealed to the federal government to support the victims of devastating floods in Anambra.

This is contained in a statement tagged “Matter of Urgent Public Importance”, issued on Monday in Enugu by Vincent Ezekwueme and Chidi Mbah, chairman and secretary of the organisation.

“Federal government should kindly dispatch palliatives and relief materials to the victims and their families,” it urged.

It said floods had ravaged more than five local governments, mainly in Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru and Awka South.

It added that the menace displaced more than 30,000 persons and destroyed many farmlands, crops, schools, hospitals and houses.

Nonetheless, it commended the state government, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Anambra State Emergency Management Agency and individuals for their support for victims.

“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,” it stated.

The statement said the CLO commended the government for recently constructing 13 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.

It called for the 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,” the organisation said. 

(NAN)

Source: GazetteNGR

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