Flood: Rep candidate raises alarm over ravaging flood in Ogbaru
Mr Arinzechukwu Awogu, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Ogbaru Federal Constituency in Anambra says flooding has started displacing people in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra.
Awogu who raised the alarm in a Statement made available on Awka said some people have been trapped in the ravaging flood and immediate evacuation was needed to save lives.
Ogbaru LGA iis a riverine area with all its 16 communities located on the island or the bank of the River Niger.
Awogu, a Civil Rights Activist and former chairman of Ogbaru LGA council said there was need to adequately equip the four designated Holding Camps so that those who were already displaced could move in.
According to him, the floods are already here in Ogbaru, homes and farmlands are being submerged at an alarming rate, so we call for quick interventions by relevant agencies.
“Many families are displaced with nowhere to run to as no IDP centre is prepared ahead of time.
“Ogbaru is a disaster waiting to happen, we need massive mobilisation of food and non-food items to be made available. We also need immediate setting up of Holding Centres across the four major centres where the displaced can be sheltered,” he said .
The APGA House of Representatives Candidate urged those who were still in lowland areas which were not yet affected to voluntarily relocate to upland areas for their own safety.
He said “Ogbaru is going under the water hourly, and it portends grave danger for the people of the area”,