Uduaghan makes passionate appeal for Delta flood victims
Former Governor of Delta State and senatorial aspirant for Delta South Senatorial district under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has made a passionate plea for flood victims in the state, asking Nigerians and the international communities to help.
Uduaghan who confronted similar flooding situation in 2012 when he was governor said this year’s flood was far more than he thought. He urged Deltans to rally round their people at this time: “If God has blessed you and your community is flooded, please go and help your people. Help to move them to IDPs. They need you.”
Below is his post on his Facebook wall:
I visited some of the flooded areas in Delta today. From my observation,
1 This may be worse than 2012
- Water levels are still rising
- Camps have been set up by various arms of Govt
- Camp population very acceptable. Not over crowded.
- Some of the affected victims have refused to move into the camps for various reasons, which includes emotional attachment to their homes, still harvesting their farm produce, especially cassava, no ‘transportation’ (the easiest excuse, but may not be true) etc.
I want to plead with well-meaning Deltans, Nigerians and International Agencies to assist with the rehabilitation of the IDPs. Nothing is too small to assist with. Identify an IDP, send something as an individual or as a group, viz, clubs, old students associations, organisations and societies. Give emotional and Psychological support.
If God has blessed you and your community is flooded, please go and help your people. Help to move them to IDPs. They need you.
Our religious leaders should please mobilise their members to assist in one way or the other.
Medical associations must find a way of assisting.
The situation is serious and we must all act and act fast too.