Flood: Soludo requests assistance from government and organizations

7 Oct 2022

Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has employed the services of all levels of government, organizations, and people to combat the flooding that is now wreaking havoc in various regions of the nation, including the state.

In order to give a long-term solution, Soludo emphasized that the floodwater originated and surged from Cameroon and encouraged the Federal Administration to communicate with the Cameroonian government.

He made the statement on Thursday while meeting displaced people from Anambra West and IDP camps at Umuoba Anam and Ekpe Nneyi, Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area. He was also visiting the Internally Displaced Persons' camps put up for flood victims in Onitsha North Local Government Area.

The governor made a plea for assistance to lessen the suffering of those who had been uprooted by flooding across the nation in general and Anambra State in particular.

He said, “Anambra State Government is doing everything possible to alleviate the sufferings of the people. They need support now and afterwards because their houses, properties and farmlands are submerged under water. I am worried that they will have to start life afresh.
“We are receiving people from Delta State to join the IDP Camp in Onitsha North. Today alone, over 400 displaced persons have reported here.”


[1] Punchng, 'Flood: Soludo seeks help, Bayelsa sets up committee' (online, 2022) https://punchng.com/flood-soludo-seeks-help-bayelsa-sets-up-committee/.


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