The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, representing the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has appealed to the Federal and Delta State Governments to as a matter of urgency come to the aid of thousands of residents displaced by flooding.
Hon. Elumelu was in the flood victims’ camps at Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Delta State capital, earlier today for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the ravaging flood on humans and materials.
Addressing the media during the visit, he said “as a lawmaker championing the course of good governance and protecting of the rights of the constituent I represent, I’m focused on environmental justice, that’s why I’m here to empathize with the flood victims and sensitive those predominantly living in flood-prone areas”
He stressed, further “That my advocacy was for the Federal Government to take urgent steps to ameliorate the effects of the devastating flood on Aniocha/Oshimili people and sustain assistance to the flood victims in the flood victims camps while a lasting solution to the menace is being worked out”
In several communities of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, many houses have been abandoned by owners as they have moved to flood victims’ camps for safety.
While addressing the flood victims, he said” I share your pains and understand the discomfort you are presently undergoing as a result of the flooding incidents, I know many of your communities’ local healthcare centers, farms, markets, and schools have been destroyed
He said: “Climate change is real. The flooding that has followed torrential downpours in towns and villages in Nigeria—like other places around the globe, confirms this.
He promised to aid the flood victims with cash and relief materials.