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Peterside appeals for relief to Rivers flood victims

21 October 2015, 16:11

Rivers - Dakuku Peterside, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the governorship election held earlier this year, has empathised with local communities currently ravaged by floods.

Joinkrama, Akinima and Ubie have borne the brunt of floods that have displaced the inhabitants of the areas in Ahoada West Local Government Area.

These devastating floods, occasioned by the Orashi River overflowing its banks, have submerged houses and farmlands of these agrarian communities, leading to the displacement of the inhabitants, their lives and livelihood generally disrupted and left stranded.

Also read: Cross River flood victims receive NEMA relief donation

“It is unfortunate to observe the disruption to lives and livelihoods of our people across these flooded communities at this time. Indeed, it is quite sad to note that most residents in the various communities now access their homes through canoes and makeshift bridges,” Peterside bemoaned.

He called on relevant authorities to urgently intervene to save the lives and livelihood of the people of the affected areas who are largely farmers following the destruction of their entire farmlands by the ever-rising floods.

“Government should immediately come to the aid of these people by providing them safe location of aboard; urgent medical attention because of the imminent breakout of diseases and provide them food and safe drinking water until the situation returns to normal,” Peterside stated.

- CAJ News


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