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Flood: ASATU Provides Support To Displaced Victims

Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU has pledged to donate farm inputs and other materials for healthy living to flood displaced persons as soon as the floods recede.

The association made the commitment through their National President, Barrister Titus Akpudo during their visit to Internally Displaced Persons Camps at Nneyi-Umueri Camp, Fr Joseph Memorial High School Camp, Aguleri all in Anambra East Local Council and Bishop Crowther Memorial Primary School, Onitsha.

They donated assorted relief materials such as bags of rice, garri, tubers of yam, noodles, biscuits, toiletries and many more to ensure that those at the camps experience better quality of living especially during these trying times.

Distributing the relief items at the holding centers, the National President Of ASATU, Barrister Akpudo said the conditions of the victims is concerning as they are mainly aged men, pregnant women, lactating mothers, children and elderly women who are prone to contact one illness or the other stating that the material brought would relief and cushion some of the effects of the flood menace.

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Barrister Akpudo noted that the they swung into action by presenting a cheque of two million naira to the Anambra State Government and further embarked on visiting all the designated resettlement camps in the state.

He, however, urged the IDPs not to loss hope, believe that tomorrow is brighter while urging all to show love to them as they need assistance to move back to their places as soon as the flood recedes.

He commended Governor Chukwuma Soludo for responding swiftly by providing accommodation, food and medical care for people displaced by the ravaging flood across the state and thanked the camp administrators for ensuring smooth functioning of the camp in order to give the people temporary comfort.

On his part, the President General of Umueri Community, Chief Jonny Metchie who lamented the trauma and challenges women and children were passing through as a result of the flood, urged the National Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Management Agency (NEMA & SEMA) respectively to come to their aid.

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Earlier, at the two holding centres, the Camp administrators, Mr Okonkwo George Chinweuba and Mr Chuks Kwazu, commended the association for the concern and care shown them praying for God’s protection and guidance upon the state Governor.

Also speaking, the Vice President General of the association, Professor Charles Nwadigwe said that the flood has affected about 4 local Governments in the state, adding that over 20,000 families were so far displaced advocating for dredging of River Niger and construction of drainages which will be the only way to prevent future reoccurrence of the flood disaster in the state.

Other members of the association were also in attendance during the visit.

Daily News Reporters

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