Soludo Visits Anambra Flood Victims


Boluwatife Adedokun


Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, has pleaded with the government, security agencies and citizens to help in waging war against flooding that is ravaging some parts of the country.

In his statement on Thursday when he visited the IDP camps of flood victims in Onitsha North Local Government Area, he said the flood emanated from Cameroon.

Governor Soludo also visited IDP camps at Umuoba Anam and Ekpe Nneyi, Unueri in Anambra East Local Government Area.

The Governor urged the Federal Government to negotiate with Cameroon government to proffer solution to the flood affecting the country.

Soludo pleaded with all stakeholders to join hands in alleviating the hardship that the people affected by flood in the state are encountering.

He empathized with the victims and assured them that the flood would recede in the following weeks, stating that everyone will go to their abode. 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 IDP Camp in Onitsha North. Today alone, over 400 displaced persons have reported here,” Soludo noted.

“As Ndi Anambra, we are particularly concerned and disturbed about this flood crisis. We have observed all you need to make your stay here minimally comfortable. As a government, we will try our best to provide power supply, foams, soaps, mosquito nets, medical care and others.

“It is saddening that every year, people run away from their abode because of flooding. I have visited the clinic, cooking space and seen the damaged zincs and roofs that cause leakages when there is downpour. We shall support you”.

The lawmaker representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe joined the governor and also gave the children a football all to play with.


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