Imo state government has donated for the second time materials and food items worth over 50 million naira to flood victims in Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas.
Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha who led members of the state Expanded Executive and state Lawmakers also raised over 50 million naira in both areas for the victims.
According to Governor Okorocha, the visit for the second time with the entire government officials of Imo state is to commiserate with them on the flood disaster and promised to establish four(4) camps in the area to take care of accommodation need of those who were displaced by the flood.
Governor Okorocha warned those who want to use the flood disaster for political gains to desist from such act, stressing that the issue of peoples’ welfare should not be politicized. He urged those who intend to make donations to pass through the state government to ensure the relief materials are safe for consumption.
Gov. Okorocha also organized a launching for the flood victims, with over 50 million Naira raised in both locations.
The governor also presented on behalf of Imo state government relief materials worth over 50 million naira, they include 1200 bags of rice, 1300 insecticide treated mosquito nets, 300 bags of beans, 100 cartons of milk and milo each, 1000 cartons of tomato, bags of salt and sugar and drugs.
Senator Osita Izunaso also made donation of water purifier machines for portable and clean water and to prevent outbreak of water borne diseases in the area.
Okorocha further stated that 5 ambulances have been deployed to the area to take care of emergency medical needs even as a medical teamfrom USA will arrive in few days time to offer free medical treatment to the people. He disclosed that NEMA and other federal government agencies will be in the area in the next 2 days to present their own relief materials.
He warned against commercializing or selling the relief materials and urged the rich who though were affected by the flood to leave the relief materials for the poor.
Governor Okorocha assured the people of equitable distribution of the relief materials, stressing that when the 400m is released by the federal government, it will be shared equitably between the 2 local government areas and appealed to the people to be peaceful and support the effort of government.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Governor, Sir. Jude Agbaso, Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, members of Imo State Executive Council, Honourable members of the state House of Assembly and top government functionaries.