Delta State government has created rehabilitation camps equipped with medical facilities for flood victims in the state.
The State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who disclosed this yesterday(Thursday 27 Sept. 2012) in Asaba while addressing victims of flood devastated areas in Asaba the state governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan called on those who have been displaced by flood to report at St Patricks College in Asaba for accommodation and relief materials.
Besides, the Governor warned officials in charge of the camps and relief materials to desist from diverting such materials meant for the people as anyone found wanting would be decisively dealt with.
Dr. Uduaghan who visited Oko Amacom, Oko Analla, Oko Ogbele and other surrounding villages in Oshimili South local government area provided logistics support to residents of Camp One and Two to enable them relocate to the rehabilitation camps.
He sympathized with the victims and assured them that proper arrangements have been made for their safety and comfort.
The governor also enjoined them to remain peaceful and calm as his government has taken measures to secure lives and properties.
His word “I feel for you and I know the hazards you are passing through I want to relocate you to SPC Asaba where you will have comfort, so be calm and peaceful as efforts are being made to address the floor challenges”.
The governor who described this year’s flood as unprecedented regretted that residents of the areas affected did not heed to the warning issued to them to evacuate flood prone areas.
Dr. Uduaghan said residents were warned early enough in the year explaining that if they had heeded the warning, the damage would have been less.
He said there was nothing the state government could have done to stop rivers overflowing their banks even as he said that the flood disaster affected many states of the federation.
The governor who also inspected immigration office where flood destroyed properties and displaced, promised to relocate the office to a Permanent place.
Dr Uduaghan also promised to ensure that the Immigration office never returned to the environment where flood sacked it.
Explaining further the governor said “I am going to ensure that you don’t come back to this place again. I am going to make where you are relocating to Permanent so that this kind of thing do not happen to you again I am really touched by the extent of the flood and we will endeavour to save you from any flood scourge again”.
In answer to reporters question the governor enjoined Deltans to obey land laws so that they do not become victims of flood disasters again.
Dr Uduaghan who said his immediate concern was how to address the problem of the flood victims and evacuate them to camps explained that the Ministry of Lands and Survey would be reinvigorated to enable it enforce land and environmental laws.
Responding the comptroller General of Immigration in the State Ishiaku Hammed expressed appreciation to the governor for the visit.
Mr. Hammab said that all the equipment used in processing passport in the office were submerged and appealed to the governor for logistic support.
Responding also on behalf of flood victims at camp one and two by the Niger Bridge Mr. Silvanus Ejezie demanded the governor for his kind gesture especially for providing fund for the evacuation of their prosperity.