No fewer than 15 communities in Oguta LGA of Imo state have beensacked by an unusual flood caused by the overflowing Oguta Lake.
Speaking during a visit to Ndegwu, one of the affected communities in Oguta, Gov. Okorocha described the situation as unusual in Imo state and regretted that most people affected by the flood are poor farmers, artisans that hardly make ends meet on daily basis.
He lamented that most of the affected communities are the oil producing areas thus making it difficult for oil workers to attend their daily functions.
He noted that the situation in Oguta is presently causing untold hardship on the people as such appealed to the federal government to quickly intervene by rescuing the ugly situation.
Gov. Okorocha disclosed that the state government has concluded arrangements to compile the names of the affected individuals and houses to enable the state contribute their own quota towards solving
their immediate accommodation problems.
Adding his voice, the Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC), Dr, Henry Okafor, called on National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to quickly supply relief materials to the people affected by the flood disaster, adding that ISOPADEC will also contribute their quota to make sure that the peoples’ problems are reduced.
Contributing, one of the affected people in the area, Mrs. Elizabeth Ogbueshi, thanked Governor Okorocha for coming to sympathize with them and appealed to federal government to quickly come to their rescue.