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Sambo to inspect flood-ravaged Cross River areas

02 November 2012, 07:54

Calabar - The Cross River Government said on Thursday that Vice President Namadi Sambo would on Friday inspect flood-affected areas in the state.

The state Deputy Governor, Mr. Effiok Cobham, disclosed this at Eja, a flood-ravaged community in Obubra Local Government Area of the state, during an inspection tour.

Cobham, who addressed the victims at a camp in Eja Primary School, said the state government decided to appeal to the Federal Government for assistance because of the magnitude of the flood.

He said the volume of the flood was unprecedented and overwhelmed the capacity of the state.

He emphasised that the state was in devastation because the flood had ravaged more than 150 communities, destroying farms, houses and public infrastructure.

Cobham said the phenomenon was unprecedented.

He said the incident had placed the state "in a precipice of hunger and want, because more than 70 per cent of the agrarian communities have nothing left to survive on".



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