ENUGU SEMA ASSISTS 250 RAIN STORM VICTIMS IN IGBO ETITI LGA
250 persons have been displaced and 70 houses submerged in water in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State after last month’s rainfall.
The Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs. Nkechi Eneh revealed this while handing over relief materials provided by the State Government and the National Commission for Refugees, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons to the Igbo-Etiti Local Government Council Chairman at the council headquarters.
Mrs. Eneh said that her office swung into action after being informed of the disaster in the area and provided a temporal succour to the people.
She advised those living in low-level lands and flood plains to move to higher grounds when there was threat of flood.
The Zonal Coordinator, National Commission for Refugees, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons, Mrs. Jane Muolokwu, urged the people of the area to avoid human induced disaster by blocking of waterways and building on flood plains.
The Igbo-Etiti Local Government Chairman represented by the Secretary of the Council, Mr. Moses Agudiegwu, commended Enugu State Government for the immediate intervention.
Some of the victims of the rain storm, including Mr. Nnamdi Ochi and Mrs. Theresa Ugwuele, narrated their ordeals during the disaster and commended the State Government for the materials provided.
Food items provided for the victims were beverages, tin tomatoes, some bags of beans, rice, and garri as well as gallons of red oil.
They were also given bundles of roofing sheets (zinc), mattres, detergent, rain boats, buckets, blankets, plywoods, nails, local grinding machines, bags of cement, wheel barrows, hoes, fabrics, among other things.