Rivers State Government has established a framework to cater for the needs of flood victims in Ahoada West and Ogba/Ndoni /Egbema Local Government Areas of the state.
The State Government has already taken preliminary measures supplying the first phase of relief materials to affected persons in the affected local government areas. The State Ministry of Special Duties has under the directive of the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON ) compiled a list of affected persons in the two local government areas with the comprehensive distribution of the relief materials to commence in a few days.
All the internally displaced persons camps in Ahoada West Local Government Area have been rehabilitated by the administration and they are ready to receive displaced persons from the affected communities. The administration meticulously revived all the internally displaced persons camps used during the 2012 Flood Disaster with the boreholes in the camps and generators duly rehabilitated.
As a responsible government, the Governor Wike-led administration took preliminary measures to mitigate the impact of this year's flooding. The administration embarked on flood management sensitization programmes in flood prone communities and provided relevant rescue and safety equipment in all the flood prone communities.
It is regrettable that the defeated Rivers State APC Deputy Governorship Candidate, Mr Asita Asita would resort to the sponsorship of false media reports on the matter when as a former member of the House of Representatives, he made no efforts to assist his constituents during the disaster.
The Governor Wike administration will continue to work towards improving the living conditions of those affected by flooding in all parts of the state.
The administration is also working with NEMA to ensure more relief materials get to the affected persons during the comprehensive distribution of relief materials.
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