The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday visited some flood-ravaged areas of Anambra State to sympathise with the affected residents.
He assured them that FG would supply food and other relief materials.
At Umueze Anam, in the Anambra West area, Osinbajo became emotional at the sight of families evacuating their properties from their flooded homes.
He said, “I flew over those disaster areas and I witnessed the rise especially in Onitsha, Ogbaru, Awka North, Coscharis farm and other places.
“We have directed the National Emergency Management Agency to continue to deploy relief materials to the IDP Camps and some homes, where residents have refused to leave.”
While commending Governor Willie Obiano for his prompt response to the situation, Osinbajo said he would work with the Anambra State Government to ensure a proper management of the situation.
Speaking, Obiano said he had earlier visited those areas to ascertain the level of damage.
He said the flood submerged homes and farms, noting that the residents were predominantly farmers.
The Anambra State Emergency Management Agency said the flood destroyed over 200 hectares of rice farm at Omor in the Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra.
The Vice-President was accompanied on the tour by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa; the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, and others.
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Today, I am in one of the areas affected by flooding in Otuocha, Anambra State. To see what our brothers and sisters are going through is heart breaking.
We will supply those who have been affected with food and relief materials. Our hearts are with you. pic.twitter.com/3NXsFAGcBN
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) September 20, 2018